Burt Ross

Free food is a killer—an absolute curse. Let me explain what I mean. Occasionally, I have stayed at hotels where the meals were included in th…

My father was very much my mentor. He was philanthropic, loyal, reliable and honest, and I have spent a lifetime trying to live up to his exam…

No, no, no! I was not literally in the belly of a whale. I am just going the metaphor route once again. The other day, I found myself in what …

I just returned from a trip back East, where I stayed at one of those New York City boutique hotels—you know, where the dogs outnumber the hum…

I was surprised to learn that this month marks the fifth year I have been writing columns for this esteemed publication. It just doesn’t seem …

Back in the 1950s, there was a weekly show called “I Remember Mama.” I think it was broadcast on CBS and sponsored by Chock full o’Nuts. Those…

Let’s get something straight right now before you read any further. If you are of the Christian faith, and you get offended easily, then quit …

I am reminded of a Swedish movie from the 1960s. Perhaps the movie historians of Malibu can remind me of its title. An Italian man of little p…

I was sitting there in the dentist’s chair with my mouth agape like some crocodile stretching his jaw muscles. Sue Pierson, my dental hygienis…

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Burt Ross commented on Blog: Dressing Homeless

Thank you for your comment. You are 100% correct.

Burt Ross commented on My Remarks to the City Council

KINDLY NOTE:
The final paragraph of this guest editorial (in both print and digital versions) should read as originally delivered to the council:

"Thank you again for serving and not being deterred by the personal attacks. And finally, in pursuing the noble goal of preserving …