The Corner

Two Threads

There was a famous southern California architect whose name was Cliff May. I’ve know for years that he was the “father of the ranch house.” But I didn’t know until recently that we’re not talking here just about nice little houses with no stairs.

Last time I was in L.A., I was invited to dinner at the home of someone quite fabulously wealthy. The home was among the most grand I’ve ever seen (even JFK & THK would have been impressed) and yes, I was informed, it was “Cliff May’s house.”

I’m often asked if I’m related. Sometimes I lie and say yeah, I am.

Speaking of lying, I too like fruitcake but I wouldn’t reveal that in mixed company – nor would I tell a pollster.

Clifford D. MayClifford D. May is an American journalist and editor. He is the president of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, a conservative policy institute created shortly after the 9/11 attacks, ...