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On The Level
June 7, 2013
. . . just as soon as I finish this level . . . This is how my thirteen-year old son responds whenever I call him to dinner. ...
The Seventeen-Year Itch
May 21, 2013
The nasty bugs were everywhere; an undulating mass of tiny brown nymphs inching up trees and telephone poles and doorways and traffic ...
Hearing Is Believing
May 2, 2013
I hear lots of interesting things from the back seat of the car. For example, it was in the car that I learned that the th...
1040 Good Buddy
April 15, 2013
I owe HOW much? This is the way I usually greet my tax accountant who I see once a year. Sometimes I even say hello before I...
We Are What We Eat
March 28, 2013
Let me just say right off the bat that I love food. The more the better. Especially greasy, salty, spicy foods that are no...
This is Your Brain on Teenagers
March 7, 2013
I have three. For several years I had one. Then, just like that, on a birthday, I had three. I am talking ...
Time For Love
February 14, 2013
Today is Valentine’s Day. Expectations are high. There are cards to sign, poems to write, flowers to buy, candy ...
January 31, 2013
Greetings sports fans! Super Sunday is fast approaching and if you are like me, you probably want to catch up with the latest Su...
In With the In Crowd
January 15, 2013
I am a trendsetter. This is territory with which I am totally unfamiliar. I have never in my life been ahead of the cu...
The Grace of God
December 24, 2012
Not only is there no god, but try getting a plumber on weekends. - Woody Allen I have been thinking a lot lately. As my wi...
Bad Air Days
December 7, 2012
I have been traveling through airports a lot recently. Airline travel is a form of transportation in which passengers are packed...
November 8, 2012
The lights flickered fitfully before dying completely. Like the extinguished gasps of dead men who know too much. Ou...
October 12, 2012
Clyde is a dog. He could easily be a cat or a rabbit or a fish or a bird or a snake or a pig or hamster or any other animal someon...
Easting My Dust: Episode II
September 20, 2012
“You hit a . . . WHAT?” I like to insert a little TV sitcom drama into conversations with my son. Like Jer...
Eating My Dust
September 17, 2012
My car drove off and left me standing alone in the driveway. On one hand, I was delighted that I didn’t have to drive.  ...
August 30, 2012
Picture this: A quiet, romantic beach lining a sheltered cove. A fiery red sun suspended low in a vibrant blue sky mot...
August 17, 2012
After enduring two weeks of television advertising that accompanied Olympic coverage, I am ready for a lobotomy. Fortunate...
Pretty Darn Good
August 2, 2012
I want to be an Olympian. Oh, not just any run-of-the mill, best-in-the-world athlete, mind you. I want to be an NBC Olymp...
The Day Away
July 27, 2012
I can’t sleep. There are just too many lumpy objects under my mattress: painful dilemmas, problems without solutions, worr...
The Ultimate Driving Machine
June 25, 2012
I am seated nervously in the examination room waiting for a consultation with a physician. I have never had cosmetic surge...
Dreaming of Dad
June 15, 2012
In my failure to be recognized as Time Magazine’s Father of the Year, I forgot two very important considerations. One, Tim...
Investing In Our Future
May 24, 2012
My kids have been asking me about money lately. How to get it. How to invest it. How to avoid losing billions. ...
The Mother of All Days
May 10, 2012
The second Sunday in May is upon us. Mother’s Day. The day we honor everything mom. The day my kids and ...
April 12, 2012
In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes. - Ben Franklin One hundred years ago, on April 15,...
We Are What We Keep
March 29, 2012
A lot has been written lately about the Collyer brothers who became notorious in New York City during the 1940s for their reclusive ho...