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Even a Kvetch Needs a Mentor

Even a Kvetch Needs a Mentor By Wendell Abern Dear Readers,          Last month, a...

Recommendations from the World’s No. 1 Romantic

Recommendations from the World’s No. 1 Romantic By Wendell Abern

Recovering from Recovering

Recovering from Recovering By Wendell Abern Dear Readers,               As some of you know,...

The Applause Inside: Part 3

The Applause Inside: Part 3 By Wendell Abern Dear Readers,          Below is the continuation of a science fiction tale that appeared in the two previous issues.         ...

The Applause Inside – Part 2

The Applause Inside - Part 2 By Wendell Abern CURTAIN OPENS ON MALCOLM  AND BETH, SEATED AT TABLE, AND GLARING AT RUDY, WHO SITS OPPOSITE THEM...

To All the Grandchildren in the World

(EDITOR’S NOTE:  This column first appeared shortly after the 9/11 tragedy in 2001.  It has run every year since, with the author’s updates.) To all...

The Applause Inside

Cantankerously Yours The Applause Inside By Wendell Abern  Dear Readers,           The following scene includes material from a column I wrote a few years ago. I have since...

Surpassing Abbott & Costello

Cantankerously Yours Surpassing Abbott & Costello By Wendell Abern Dear Readers,           In the 30s and 40s, Bud Abbott and Lou Costello were the top two slapstick comedians...

And You Thought I Couldn’t Get any Crankier (3)

Cantankerously Yours And You Thought I Couldn’t Get any Crankier (3) By Wendell Abern Dear Readers, It’s all over! My rehabilitation has been completed! I’m finally walking without...

And You Thought I Couldn’t Get Any Crankier (2)

And You Thought I Couldn’t Get Any Crankier (2) By Wendell Abern Dear Readers,               Have you ever been bewildered? I mean, genuinely bewildered.  That is the...