It's open season on 'a better place!'
Join me as I explore the meaning of 'a better place,' and what's heavenly for one person can be hades for another. In this kickoff essay, my favorite editor Michael Beard joins me as editor – which always puts my prose in a better place. Michael edited my columns, Back Porch, in The Times, from 1999-2006.
So, without further ado, here it 'tis: