Don’t let toxic masculinity (and CTE) destroy your so

May 31, 2023
An impactful piece on chronic traumatic encephalopathy or CTE in the Washington Post* broke my heart. CTE is a fatal brain disease associated with repeated...

The nitty-gritty on the back-to-school debate

July 13, 2020
What if kids don't go back to school? What if parents don't want to take the risk that their kids will get sick or even carry Covid back to them or other family...

Reverie: two roads diverged

August 8, 2017
My life has had more than its share of momentous events and while none can top Michael and I remarrying, others rank right up there. A man I dated more than a dozen...

Who makes the magic?

October 18, 2016
Sometimes it seems like younger generations are looking for a shortcut, a way to the magic without putting in the effort and especially not the time. And even better...

Stay-at-home dad: rare as unicorns?

May 12, 2016
The stay-at-home dad (SAHD) used to be as rare as a unicorn, and stay-at-home dads who blog, even rarer.  Enter Frank Priegue, whose blog I ran across last month. Frank...

The magic of invisibility

January 22, 2016
“I don’t know why people are so keen to put the details of their private life in public; they forget that invisibility is a superpower.”        ...

Growing up & the lake effect

May 24, 2015
I've always loved being near the water and longed to live near it, so when I decided to move to the Monterey peninsula it was a dream come true. The idea that I could...

Consistent in one thing: my inconsistency

May 16, 2015
A few years ago I made a confession about a deep secret I'd held, one that I acted on only in the privacy of my office. Just me and my computer.  Here it is: I'm not...

Kids today

January 17, 2015
I didn't have kids. Oh, a long story, but I didn't have them. Which makes it super-hard for me to relate to the plethora of essays and blog posts my peers write about...

Seniors Day, then and now

August 27, 2014
Seniors Day thoughts. I don't feel like a senior. My hair isn't grey, at least it's not supposed to be, given my monthly investment at the salon. I'm usually pretty...

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