The Sloppy Art of Survival

Note: This post comes from John’s weekly newsletter, The Daly Grind: Last week, a ‘Daly Grind’ reader suggested that I include a “current reading list” in my newsletter, to let you all know which books I’ve been reading, along with offering some recommendations. I told him it was a great idea. The problem is that […]

The Friendship Deficit

Note: This post comes from John’s weekly newsletter, The Daly Grind: Last week, National Review published an interesting piece by Daniel Cox, director of the Survey Center on American Life. Its headline read “American Men Suffer a Friendship Recession,” and the topic, in my view, was culturally important. Cox cited polls and trend-lines showing that […]

Return of the Blockbusters

Note: This post comes from John’s weekly newsletter, The Daly Grind: In February of last year, Hollywood power couple John Krasinski and Emily Blunt were heavily promoting their much anticipated sequel to the 2018 post-apocolyptic thriller, A Quiet Place. The film was set to be released internationally the following month, with the world premier taking […]

Fall in Spring

Note: This post comes from John’s weekly newsletter, The Daly Grind: Hi everyone. I hope you all had a great Memorial Day weekend, and found some time to relax while honoring those who’ve given their lives in defense of our country. I postponed this week’s newsletter a bit because my family and I went up […]

Into the Great Tight Indoors

Note: This post comes from John’s weekly newsletter, The Daly Grind: I was listening to a podcast the other day in which the guest, political commentator David Frum, likened the beginning of COVID-vaccinated life to a frightened, anxious dog whose kennel has been opened, but he’s not quite sure if he should (or is ready […]