Top Ten Books to Read in 2016

January 11, 2016 0

It’s no secret that I love books, and that I love talking about books.  I even like the way they look: my decorating scheme can be best described as “Piles of Unread Books.”  I read […]

When Mummy Gets Sick

November 10, 2014 0

Like you, I have no time to get sick. No time at all. Laundry doesn’t fold itself, phone calls don’t make themselves, paperwork doesn’t do itself and file itself, and children of all ages need […]


November 3, 2014 0

I’m pretty sure there is a zoning ordinance in my area – possibly in the whole state, and possibly in parts beyond – that if you are building a strip mall with more than three […]

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 […]

Legalese — Deadlines

October 27, 2014 0

Deadlines in the legal world mean more than in a lot of other places. If you are late on a bill, you can just pay a late fee, or there is a grace period. If […]


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.” […]


October 14, 2014 0

I have become aware of an alarming trend amongst parents and youth that I believe might be single-handedly the cause of childhood obesity. It is most prevalent around Halloween. No, I’m not talking about candy. […]

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 […]

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