Fractured famiglia

June 3, 2010
All for one and one for all. That's the common view of an Italian family. I've seen it in action with friends, both Italian and not. It's powerful. People assume that...

A working definition of God

June 1, 2010
I'm reading a book written by a woman who is a minister. She says that we spend most of our lives figuring out what belongs in the blank of the following sentence:...

The life raft of dysfunction

May 29, 2010
Change is a funny thing.When change is forced on us, we sometimes resist. Strongly.We fight against the forces that have taken us from our safe place: the familiar.And...

It’s only mannerly

May 19, 2010
I'm not sure when good manners became as anachronistic, as, say, picking up a woman's dropped handkerchief.But clearly, manners have a minimal place in our current...

Missing piece

May 18, 2010
Everyone has someone who completes them.I hope you're lucky enough to have found...

Fractured famiglia

April 24, 2010
All for one and one for all. That's the common view of an Italian family. I've seen it in action with friends, both Italian and not.It's powerful.People assume that all...

Dialogue: it’s complicated. But not really.

April 15, 2010
"I don't say I love you to her because I don't. I want to be as honest as I can. I've been in love, I know the difference.""Then why does she stay?""Well, she's damaged...

More on raising kids

March 31, 2010
I am a fan of the TV show Mad Men and was thrilled when Season 3 arrived on Netflix.It has not disappointed.The characters are very richly rendered. But one aspect of...

On entitlement, working & raising kids

March 30, 2010
"My job is to get an education."-15-year old Adrian on The Secret Life of the American TeenagerWhile I was down with a bad cold last month I watched two entire seasons...

An ear for dialogue

January 10, 2010
Like most writers, I love dialogue. Sometimes, when I'm out, I'll hear something so good I'll write it down for future use.Such was the case recently with something M....

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