Humor: Working Out Inefficiently

  There’s nothing like working out to transform you from a flabby guy who needs to go to the gym to a flabby guy who needs to take a shower....

The Way It Is: Programmed For Pesach

  It’s that time of year again. The season is here when we see the advertisements for Pesach programs. Most of us are still sweeping away the crumbs from hamantaschen! At...

Snakes Don’t Eat Much and Other Revelations

So, our snake is still alive. And I have to deal with it. NOTE: This is a continuation of last week’s article about the baby garter snake my kids found...

The Way It Is: Having Trouble With Devices

I have always had trouble using the ATM in my bank. On several occasions I have been given instructions — two of my kids, as well as a friend,...

The Way It Is: Pushing My Buttons

  There are certain expressions that most of us would probably not use. It is unlikely that many folks would say, “Help, I’ve fallen and I can’t get up.” It...

How To Spot Another Frum Family On Vacation

One of the most fun activities for a frum person on vacation is to look around for other frum families on vacation. And of course to introduce yourself, even...

The Way It Is: Fishy Business

  For as long as most people of my generation can remember, certain foods were always considered non-kosher. I never consumed swordfish or sturgeon. They weren’t kosher and that was...

The Way It Is: A Remote Possibility

The list of errors I make on a regular basis continues to grow. It was not long ago, after leaving the supermarket while talking on the phone with my daughter,...

Schmutter: I Have a Theme

Every year around this time, we all ask the same basic question: “What do I want to give for mishloach manos this year?” But no one really asks, “What...

The Way It Is: Say ‘Cheese!’

  Recently, a seemingly normal young woman in Arizona decided to take a selfie with a jaguar. When the story first broke, my assumption was that the jaguar referenced was...
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