Piece Comment

Review of The Reunion

Barbara Bernstein's exploration of a 40th anniversary of a sixth-grade class is reason enough for the slaves of broadcast clocks to break their chains and say, "Yes, here is a 20-minute reason why we are taking you from the known world."

But we all know that PDs are lazy -- "Where does this fit on the clock?" "Will I miss the news block?"

Still, as my grandmother would have said, "Really? Surely you have a job to do!"

Bernstein's piece is a kind of sweetness we don't feel too much these days. Summer lies before you programmers like a patient etherized upon a table -- this is infinitely engaging. If I had heard this driving home, I would have headed out of my way so the story would end before I reached home.