There had been an argument down the hall. Raised voices, a thump, then silence. Martha harrumphed and reached over Larry’s head. He flinched as she grabbed the key off the pegboard. She turned and pushed through the swinging door, disappearing around the corner before it could swing back. Larry closed his binder after laying a pencil across the […]
There isn’t any Teflon-coated bubble wrap suit for teenagers. I’ve checked.
I got into a little argument on Facebook recently. Someone said (and I’m paraphrasing here): Oh, it’s so sad. A child was hit in a crosswalk this morning on his way to school. Please be careful everyone. Then another person, whom I’m just going to call the “Douche Bag of the Day” responded (again … […]
If you think traveling with young kids is a waste, you’re doing it wrong
Last month, Grant Feller of The Telegraph published an article admonishing parents to wait to travel with their children until they’re teens. To do otherwise, he says, is a waste of money, and the only reason anyone would do so is to assuage guilt about expensive vacations, and rack up bragging chits about their little […]
All about how all I wanted was a cheeseburger and I wound up in Hell
The mall in our town is surrounded by an open-air parking lot you can see on approach from the interstate. It stretches to the horizon and it’s always full. Around the holidays, cars back up at that exit sometimes a quarter mile or more. Why this sight doesn’t serve as a warning to any sane […]