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The Family Dinner...Crop
There is nothing quite so sacred as the time honored family dinner. And because I recognize and hold this ideal close to my heart, it has become a goal – no, mission, to get my nuclear unit together for at least one square meal a day. Because the evening meal is that portion of the day reserved for carving out quality time with those c [...]

This Crock Pot Could Be Our Demise

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My mother is a worry wart. I don’t know if the inclination came from a tough childhood, the loss of my father and stepfather, growing up during the depression, or just an ingrained sense of worry. But she worries. A lot. I’ve inherited her propensity for worry to some degree, and I’m guessing it has to do at least in some s [...]

A Book For a Buck!

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What a deal! What a steal! Today only, the hilarious relationship anthology Clash of the Couples, A Humorous Collection of Completely Absurd Lovers’ Squabbles and Relationship Spats is available to download for only .99 at! A Book for a Buck? NOT EVEN! It’s a penny less than that!!!  That’s right! For the cost of [...]

Ask Me What’s New

The back of the grocery store employee’s shirt is emblazoned with the words “Ask me what’s new!” I wonder if anybody has ever actually asked. I mean, has anyone ever been so bold as to seriously make the inquiry? And why would that be considered boldness anyway? I mean, it’s literally written on his back. Like a [...]

6 Inappropriate Toys For Kids Just in...

Inappropriate Toys
In the latest of public outrages, it was discovered by horrified moms everywhere that Toys ‘r’ Us had been stocking its shelves with action figures from the popular TV show Breaking Bad. Thats the one about the guy who gets caught up in making and selling meth. A Florida mom started up a petition in protest, successfully getting t [...]

Poor Lena Dunham (A Poem)

Poor Lena Dunham, the voice of your age You twiddled your sister, now the public’s enraged Such a sad shame, things were going so well So much praise and acclaim is now going to Hell We get that you’re “edgy”, you go ‘gainst the grain The “thinking” Girls’ millennial ’tis the key to your [...]

Hurray, I’m Published! Clash of...

Finally, all those arguments Kevin and I have had over the years is amounting to more than just teachable moments, for today is the day of days…the day that I am published in a book, with real pages an’ evry’than. Today is the launch of Clash of the Couples, a hilarious collection of essays from some of the funniest writers [...]

Hey Rich Lady, Don’t Be a Hallo...

Have you heard about the wicked wealthy witch who wrote a letter to Slate’s Dear Prudence advice column complaining about her 1%-er neighborhood being overrun by mini vans full of less fortunate 99%-ers out to pilfer her mountain of full size $100,000 bars on Halloween? Here it is. Get ready to cringe and seethe simultaneously. Dear Pru [...]

Whining & Dining

So Saturday night was date night. We’re getting more of those these days, now that Max is in high school and can hold down the fort for a few hours.  Sometimes it’s an on-the-fly sort of operation, like the time we attempted a spur of the moment Woody Allen movie on opening weekend only to find the night’s showings were all [...]

Sex Hotline 911 Mix Up

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“Hi. How can I help you?” “Help! I’ve got a jumper!” “Oooh…that sounds interesting. Tell me more.” “He’s gonna jump. He can’t take it anymore. He’s in deep. Real deep.” “Oh…I get what you’re saying…and where is ‘he’?” ̶ [...]

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