GLEN JEAN, West Virginia. In an effort to shore up support among traditional voters, President Donald Trump last night addressed the 2017 National Boy Scout Jamboree here, emphasizing that the group’s motto–“A Scout is clean in thought, word and deed”–was a useful guide for young men to follow in the presence of grown-ups.Continue
ELMONT, New York. They live, they say, in a no-man’s-land between two very different worlds, and are comfortable in neither. In an age that increasingly rejects traditional concepts of gender, they feel they were born too soon, and must work hard to earn grudging social acceptance that is granted more readily to others. “We were really pioneers,” says Ellen Messerling, a 43-year old who was born the year after Secretariat won the “Triple Crown” of horse-racing events in 1978, finishing…Continue
“You’re not going to try and stay up late with us, are you?” my wife said apropos of a little soiree we were having for her ballet friends Saturday night. “You need your rest for the work week,” she said, her face a veritable picture postcard of concern.
“Dear God, please don’t let him stay up and make stupid ballet jokes!”
“Actually, I think I’ll take a long nap in the afternoon so I can keep up with your fast crowd,” I said,…Continue