8 Reasons You Should Laugh at Your Kids

Raising children is serious business. You’ve got to feed them, clothe them, wash them once in awhile, teach them right from wrong, and train them to become decent human beings who hopefully contribute something worthwhile to society beyond the dissemination of daily selfies. Raising children is also hilariously entertaining. They say ridiculous things, pull crazyContinue reading “8 Reasons You Should Laugh at Your Kids”

Blast those pesky words of the year

As an achievement-driven checklist junkie, I’ve long since punted on making New Year’s resolutions. These unnervingly eager declarations are a death trap for those of us planners who’re strong on the start-up and weak on the follow-through. January gets me bursting with fresh ideas and gleaming ideals, then by March I’ve melted into a puddleContinue reading “Blast those pesky words of the year”

Don’t shame me for not loving ‘Gilmore Girls’

I have a confession to make. I’m not talking about a “Yea, whatever, we’ve all done it” type of sham confession, like “I’ve sworn in front of my kids,” or, “I can eat a full bag of chocolate chips in one sitting.” Oh no, this is far more image-shattering. I could potentially lose half ofContinue reading “Don’t shame me for not loving ‘Gilmore Girls’”

Cyberslang rant #1

While the Internet has been great for enabling communication, aggregating information, and allowing us to self-diagnose a variety of ailments via Dr. Google, it has severely corrupted the English language. Influenced by texting chatspeak and the one-liner-rama known as Twitter, our everyday speech now contains jargon that violates all kinds of grammatical rules, flaunting syntacticContinue reading “Cyberslang rant #1”