Recent Columns

Stress Management 101

TODAY'S HEALTH TOPIC IS: How to Manage Stress.    Recently I was in my office, with a lot to do, including write a column, when I got a phone call informing me that the electric company had cut off my power.

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Happy Father’s Day from Dave Barry

I’ve never been totally sold on the concept of Father’s Day. For one thing, it was officially declared a national holiday by Richard Nixon, so it might not even be legal. But my main problem is that I’m not sure we fathers deserve it. I believe — at risk of being arrested by the Gender Neutrality Police — that fathers in general do not have the same level of parenting skills as mothers.

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Classic '95: The book tour from hell

I'm on Day 15, or possibly Day 73, of a nine-billion-city book tour. I'm surviving on two major food groups: The Bagel Group, and The Cream Cheese Group. I drink hot coffee constantly as I ride from interview to interview. I spill a lot on myself. This is good: It keeps me awake.

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Classic '95: Need a light?

Everybody loves a backyard barbecue. For some reason, food just seems to taste better when it has been cooked outdoors, where flies can lay eggs on it.

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Classic '95: The generation gap

I am especially pleased to be addressing you, the Class of 1995, because it just so happens that I graduated from Pleasantville (N.Y.) High School in 1965, which is exactly 30 million years ago.

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

Selected Columns 2008 - 2011


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

Dave goes to a Barry Manilow concert

2010 Year in Review (1-1-11)


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)


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


Dave Goes to the Conventions


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


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.)