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My four year-old daughter’s palate is currently limited to fruits, bread, cheese, yogurt, a tiny smattering of vegetables and bacon. She doesn’t know that bacon is meat. In truth, it’s not an entirely unhealthy diet, but my wife and I … Continue reading
My sister and I write a blog together about our childhood called 107 Federal Street (our childhood home address). It’s my underhanded way of mining my sister for stories about our childhood that I can one day use for a … Continue reading
British author Ian Martin offered 60 thoughts on turning 60 years-old. The whole piece is excellent. Here are a few items that I especially loved:__________________________________ 20. A pre-internet world is unthinkable. 21. There wasn’t any internet 30 years ago. It’s … Continue reading
I would love to work for Dove. The things that Dove has done in terms of women and beauty are masterful. This video is no exception. As a man, I find it so hard and so potentially treacherous to comment … Continue reading
Back in 2011, I proposed that this was the best headline ever: Teen Burglar Kills Goldfish Because He Didn’t Want To Leave Any Witnesses, Cops Say Two years later, we have a new headline champion: Alleged son of Westboro Baptist … Continue reading
In 2012 I participated in the Books on the Nightstand Booktopia event in Santa Cruz, California. The culmination of the weekend is an event called the Celebration of Author, wherein each author speaks for about ten minutes. My talk, as … Continue reading
Jumping out of a plane without a parachute is dangerous enough. Adding an additional layer of danger is just stupid.
I am not an overly cautious person. I have experienced my fair share of danger over the years. I have almost died more than anyone I know. I’m the only person I know who desperately wants to play tackle football … Continue reading
Kmart is probably the least hip brand in the world, but things might be changing based upon this daring, clever commercial.
While I think this book looks excellent, it also seems to embrace a fundamental flaw in the teaching of young people. It’s an issue that I am slightly obsessed with. We tell our children to be themselves. Be different. Blaze … Continue reading