Size One

October 6, 2014 1

I would be marketed by the local matchmaker as “sturdy breeding stock” if my ancestors (this sounds like the wrong word, since I actually knew these people) hadn’t decided to quit being peasants and leave […]

The Song of Silence

September 29, 2014 0

I’ve tried, without success, to institute a “one source of noise in a room at a time” rule in my house. This rule comes from my middle age onset disability – the inability to bear […]


September 23, 2014 0

Let us get one thing straight: I am a capitalist.  I believe deep in the recesses of my heart that if you can convince someone to pay for something that you can do, more power […]

Address Etiquette

September 15, 2014 0

Near the end of October, my son is becoming a Bar Mitzvah, and we are having a reception after the ceremony that has completely gotten out of control.  I get that it is essentially a […]

The Changing of the Guard

September 1, 2014 2

There is a man child living in my house.  I don’t mean the tall one with grey hair and a pension, I mean the 12-almost-13 year old who is recently grown taller than me and […]

Grammar Police

July 14, 2014 0

I seem to have gotten a reputation as the grammar police.  Sometimes I get the impression that people – even my friends, or maybe especially my friends – fear that I am going to rap […]

High Score

July 7, 2014 0

Although there are many things to recommend the place where I live, “number of things to do” isn’t one of them.  So when you consider that, and the fact that I memorized all of the […]

Mother of the Year

May 12, 2014 0

So, as everyone in the United States is aware of due to the plethora of commercials telling you what to buy for your mother, spammy emails doing the same, and the sappy Facebook posts about […]

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