Recent Columns

Classic '96: Mucus and a tight pair of chinos

One great thing about playing host to the Olympics is that you get a chance to show the world the unique facets of your nation's culture. For example, at the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, the world discovered that Norwegian culture features an enormous amount of snow.

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Classic '96: A little gymnast can go a long way

I went to watch the Tiny Women Athletes About The Size Of A Toothbrush Flagrantly Defying Gravity Event, also known as women's gymnastics.

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Classic '96: Atlanta: The Official Olympics Tackytown

And so, finally, the waiting is over, and the time has come to begin the Games of the XXVI Olympiad -- better known as, simply, "The Official Sports Marketing Event of the Coca-Cola Corp."

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Classic '96: Weepy vs. grumpy

It's time for an update on the presidential campaign, which some of you older voters may recall started in approximately 1957.

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Classic '96: Cloudy Memories of Youth

Recently I found myself in a deep nostalgia wallow as a result of two occurrences:

(1) Timothy Leary went up to that Big Volkswagen Microbus In The Sky. (2) I turned 49.

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

Selected Columns 2008 - 2011


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


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

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

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.)



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


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)


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

Dave goes to a Barry Manilow concert

2010 Year in Review (1-1-11)