What’s that floating around in your daughter’s drink?

When I was in college, I loved to cross the border for a few days of dancing and drinking at Papas & Beer in Rosarito, Mexico. This was back in the early 90’s – pre-9/11. Meaning it was relatively hassle-free to get back into the States. And there was always someone willing to drive. Ah, … More What’s that floating around in your daughter’s drink?

Hey Randy Newman, are leprechauns short people?

Remember that Randy Newman song Short People? If you’ve never heard it, you’re missing out on one of those songs that, four decades later, I still don’t understand and it’s still stuck in my head. Oh, and dig Randy’s hairstyle. Hello 1970’s! Here it is, complements of YouTube. As a short person, I suppose I … More Hey Randy Newman, are leprechauns short people?

My teenager’s bad habits are getting better. Sort of.

Mass shootings and cowardly deputy sheriffs at public schools. An uptick in violence in Syria resulting in hundreds of innocent dead people. Sexual predators in every corner office in corporate America. If you’ve read the news in the last few weeks, you’ve probably considered going on an anti-depressant. Or getting drunk. Forever. Me? Well, I … More My teenager’s bad habits are getting better. Sort of.

Hug your kids – and your memories of them – tight

Last weekend, I finished reading The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. Two heroines during World War II risk their lives repeatedly in occupied France to save complete strangers – adults and children – from evil at the hands of the Nazis. Though fiction, the two main characters were based on real-life heroines who did whatever it … More Hug your kids – and your memories of them – tight