writing

The Egg

It’s rare that you can pinpoint the exact moment your future course was plotted out, but I’m lucky: I know exactly when, and where, mine happened. Honolulu, Hawaii. 1982. I was in junior high school and, purely on a whim,… Read More ›

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Lost in the shuffle of all this who’s-our-next-president? uncertainty today (though it seems pretty clear to me) is the fact that South Dakota, which went to Trump with 59% of the vote, actually passed ballot measures legalizing both medical and… Read More ›

Are You Sirius?

When I bought my Kona, it came with a free three-month subscription to SiriusXM. The same happened with my Mazda years ago; the satellite radio company clearly has some kind of deal worked out with automobile manufacturers. I didn’t listen… Read More ›

How NOT to Get Published

Sometimes, we get really interesting emails from people wanting to collaborate or contribute articles to our parenting magazine. Usually I ignore them, but every once in a while I can’t resist the urge to respond. This mostly happens when they… Read More ›

Bad Boys, Bad Boys

I was pulled over by a cop this morning. I wasn’t even driving a car…I was walking. Now, I know I often leave people in my wake when we’re strolling together—I’ve long been labeled a “fast walker”—but this is ridiculous…. Read More ›

Ban My Book…Please!

I think my book is too tame. Don’t get me wrong; it’s hardly G-rated. There’s sex, violence, and profanity. Kidnapping and substance abuse. Desecration of public lands, for crying out loud. But sadly, nobody has banned No Time for Kings…. Read More ›