Art Buchwald would have been 82 today.

During his years as a Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post columnist, he often made me think about things differently.

And whether I agreed with him or not, he almost always made me smile.

“We seem to be going through a period of nostalgia, and everyone seems to think yesterday was better than today. I don’t think it was, and I would advise you not to wait 10 years before admitting today was great. If you’re hung up on nostalgia, pretend today is yesterday and just go out and have one hell of a time.”

Art Buchwald (b. 10/20/1925 – d. 1/17/2007)