The World As They Know It

June 22, 2016 1

Laughing is a necessity to good mental health, and kids come with a built-in supply of it. It’s free…and the only thing the government can’t tax. Here it is…the 4th in the series called, “How […]


July 26, 2015 0

Even when there are deficits in our lives, there can be great gain if you know where to look.   ~~~   “The grand essentials of life are, something to do, something to love, and something […]

Becoming a Man

October 28, 2014 2

Author’s Note:  On Saturday, October 25, 2014, my son became a Bar Mitzvah.  It is traditional for the Bar Mitzvah boy’s parents to say nice things about him to the whole congregation.  Following is what […]


October 20, 2014 0

Halloween is coming up, and my children already have their costumes. My son has a black body suit thing to which he intends to affix black felt triangles, and is going as “Peter Pan’s Shadow.” […]

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 […]

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