Thursday, October 1, 2020

My Trusty, Rusty Minivan

I’ve just wished happy birthday to a couple of friends on Facebook (I’ll say happy birthday the old-fashioned way, with a card, as well, but my, haven’t things changed?)...

Time to Unplug

Katie has been into her new job for about six weeks now. As content and marketing manager for cooktasteeat.com, a culinary media startup, one of her responsibilities is to...

The Bullied Never Forget

Is Mitt Romney a bully? Was he? Come November I will have the chance to vote in my first-ever presidential election, and I’m anxious with excitement. I am enrolled...

Higher Taxes, Fewer Extracurriculars, More Tears

I was parked in front of the middle school waiting to pick up Will after soccer practice when I saw a girl walk out of the building, wiping tears...

She Rocked the Dress — And the Speech

I was actually thinking of sitting this one out, despite my pledge as a naturalized U.S. citizen to fulfill my civic obligation to vote. In a traditionally blue state...

Travels With A Sister

Rewind to June 28, 2012: my older sister, Katie, and I waved goodbye to our family at Newark Airport, giddy with excitement for what was ahead of us. After...

Target’s Life Stages

Anthropologists and other social scientists have analyzed and parsed the various stages in life, which I will define broadly here as infancy/early childhood, adolescence/young adulthood, middle age, and old...

Home Sweet Home

I am home after three weeks away with the girls, mostly out of the country, and despite our neighbor’s joshing about the beer and ice deliveries, the house is...

My Virtual Friends

It’s never too late in life to make new friends, but at my age, it is a bit unusual to have three new friends, especially ones with whom I...

Sh*t Dad Says

After the Sh*t Mom Says video, it was inevitable that the Sh*t Dad Says video would follow, and it did, just in time for Father’s Day. Given Molly’s theatrical...

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