Category Archives: Life and how to live it

Silver lining

Twenty-five years ago, at 5:21 p.m. on January 2, our priest pronounced me and Kim “husband and wife.” I’ve already blogged the awkward love story that eventually led to that moment, and I’ve shared a lot about our life together … Continue reading

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Prelude: Twelve songs of Christmas

They say music tames the savage beast. Whoever “they” are, they got the quote wrong. It was actually, “Music hath charms to soothe a savage breast.” Somehow, they mistook a breast for a beast. They’re stupid. Perhaps you can tell … Continue reading

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Asses and allies

How should guys help a woman when another guy just won’t leave her alone? Continue reading

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“I got a Rocky.”

Best trick-or-treat of the night – two teen girls on foot, with a third one in a motorized wheelchair. I think she has cerebral palsy. I had been letting Rocky, our shih tzu, run out onto the front porch every … Continue reading

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Blue Moon on Monday

My wife has loved Duran Duran since they broke through the American music scene in the early 1980s. If I’m being honest, I’ve been a fan since then, too — although I’ve been loathe to admit it ever since being teased … Continue reading

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Unhappy mediums

Last week, a 25-year-old lost her job at Yelp after posting a letter to her CEO on, essentially sharing her story of struggling to survive on inadequate wages. The story was moving, but as it made the social media rounds, it … Continue reading

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Super Bowl ‘ell

[As published in the January-February issue of Midtown Magazine.] Panthers fans, here’s hoping by the time you read this, our as-yet-undefeated team has come even closer to playing in the Super Bowl out in San Francisco’s Levi’s Stadium. This is … Continue reading

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