Recent Columns


Commencement
We're taking our son, Robby, to his first day of kindergarten. He is being Very Brave. So are we. .Read>>

Driving while stupid
So I have to tell you what I saw on the interstate the other night. First, though, you must understand that this was not just any old interstate. This was I-95 in downtown Miami, proud home of the worst darned drivers in the world. .Read>>

Summer time and the living is frightening
This is a special time of year, as expressed so poetically in the lyrics to the haunting song <em>Summertime</em> from <em>Porgy and Bess</em>: <br /> <p/><em>Summertime, and the livin' is easy <br /> Fish are jumpin'<br /> And gettin' lodged in the throats of fisherpersons</em> .Read>>

Sock it to `em, sartorially
This topic was suggested by a letter from John Cog of Norfolk, Va. Here's the entire text: ''How come when I'm standing in front of a full-length mirror with nothing on but socks, white socks look OK, but dark-colored socks make me look cheap and sleazy?'' .Read>>

A fuelish summer trip
It's time for our annual Dream Summer Vacation Guide, wherein we reveal our list of ''special'' travel destinations that you will not hear about from the other travel writers, because they have standards. .Read>>

For more recent columns, visit Dave's page at the Miami Herald.

Selected Columns 2008 - 2011

2011

Dave smells a rat -- no, really - 2/12/11

Dave goes to a Barry Manilow concert

2010 Year in Review (1-1-11)

2010

A tiger escapes from Jungle Island

Dave goes On Safari

Dave goes to The World Cup

Dave does football (soccer)

Dave's 2010 Holiday Gift Guide (12/4)

Dave's 2010 Year In Review (1/2/11)

2009

For Classic columns see Dave's Herald column page

Book excerpts from I'll Mature When I'm Dead:

Health care

24 script

Miami and murder

The Inaugural Parade (2009)

Dave Covers The Super Bowl:
Miami Visitors' Guide

2008

Dave Goes to the Conventions

RNC

1 - Eyeballs on the Prize
2 - There's a Party Going on Right He....shhhh!
3 - They Hear You Knockin'...But You Can't Come In

4 - The Feminine Mystique?
5 - Don't Fence Me In

Visit Dave's photo gallery from the RNC

DNC

1 - Mile-High Drama
2 - Denver - It's Not Easy Being Green
3 - The Floor Exercise
4 - Green Grow the Lileks
5 - The Great State of Whatever

Visit Dave's photo gallery from the DNC

Dave's Olympic Coverage

1 - Lost in Translation
2 - Is This Wall Great or What?

3 - Tastes Like Chicken

4 - Dave Gets Around
5 - A Night At The Opera
6 - The Name Game
7 - This Little Columnist Goes to Market
8 - Are You Ready to Rock and Roll?

9 - The City of Harmonious Harmony
10 - Beijing: It's Been Real

Visit Dave's Beijing photo gallery.

More 2008 Columns:

Dave and the Dolphins (June)

Miami Drivers (April)

Dave Hits the Silver Screen (April)

Dave Does His Taxes (April)

Florida's Presidential Primary - Voting Method (March)

Dave's World - The Colonoscopy (Feb.)

Florida's Presidential Primary - South Beach (Feb.)