On a recent visit to my chiropractor, I ran into an old friend. Once the mandatory reminiscences had been dealt with, he whipped out his iPod Touch and showed me dozens of photos of his grandkids. A slide show, no doubt, complete with music. I’m not sure which he was more proud of, the new […]
As I sit here writing this, my 14-month-old son, Konan, is playing at my feet. There are torn-up tissues scattered around, a few electronic cause-and-effect toys, and various pieces from a shape sorter. As is almost a daily tradition here, he threw his shape sorter into my lap a few minutes ago, and uttered his […]
When life throws you an unexpected obstacle that forces you to rethink your entire life, it can definitely leave you feeling at a loss and potentially depressed. Depending on how you choose to look at the situation, it can be a devastating, life-altering problem or an amazing opportunity for growth.
Memory plus time equals semi-fiction. The trees fell. The wood was stacked. The dreams are my own.
When a group of teenagers goes off camping and faces a risky situation, our writer reflects on how often our mothers are right, darn it!
I am a “Stay-At-Home” dad. I can assure you, Michael Keaton did a much better job at being Mr. Mom than I will ever hope to aspire to do. First of all, the phrase “Stay-At-Home” is a complete misnomer: Shopping, play-dates and errands continually interrupt this supposed domestic ideal.
I recently treated myself to a new MacBook. Hey, I’m an unemployed, single gal currently “staying” with her mom, with two beater vehicles that are constantly trying to one-up each other on their creative repair needs. Why shouldn’t I be dropping a thousand dollars on a shiny toy I don’t really need? It’s only been […]
In hockey, it’s easy to focus on winning against the opposing team. But as one player discovers, hockey is about way more than just winning.
Squirrels: the bane of gardeners and cranky homeowners; at mercy of speeding drivers and hungry winter birds. You might be asking by now: what do squirrels have to do with meditation?
The spellbinding film Ashes and Snow was born out of Gregory Colbert’s journeys to India, Egypt, Burma and Kenya. He photographed more than 40 species — including a whale, an orangutan, a manatee and elephants — to create what critics call “a 21st-century bestiary.