Songs To Remember

Rosh Hashanah is once again upon us. If only there were some warning. And even though we mostly think about the seriousness of the day, we cannot forget that...

Habitual Yentas

There are some things that annoy me. Given my nature, it’s entirely possible that I am more easily annoyed than most folks. I once felt that no one thing...

Fuel For Thought

With the price of gas being what it is these days, I sometimes think it might be a good idea to get a motorcycle. You know—for short trips and...

Boxed In

I always understood the concept of supply and demand as follows: the supply is the amount of a specific good or service that’s available on the market and the...

Banging Our Heads Against The Wall

Now that summer is over, arbitrarily, it’s time to send your kids back to school! For all the good it’s doing. Kids are definitely getting less and less intelligent...

Having A Fit In The Shoe Store

There are more rewarding parts of parenting and there are less rewarding parts of parenting, but I would have to say one of the least rewarding parts of parenting...

Electing To Stay Out Of It

A well-known idiom is: “Time flies when you’re having fun.” This, of course, is true, but it’s only half the story. Because, as we age, we can attest to...

So What Didn’t We Pack?

One of the most stressful parts of going on vacation is packing for that vacation, followed closely by unpacking from that vacation. You want to pack everything you need,...

Parenting Chickens

Ever since our kids came home with chickens, everyone we tell wants to know if they’re boys or girls. Like it really matters. I’ll tell you this: I’ve had...

Everything Else

Have you ever sat at a bar mitzvah and wondered when the father was going to wrap up what he’s talking about already? Last week, I wrote about bar mitzvahs...
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