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Tue
26
Sep

Trying not to pitch a fit

Add this to the list of the things I never thought I would say as a parent: I'm getting tired of pitching to my son.

Before we have kids - this is when we think we have all the answers - parents swear there are things they will never say or do.

Example 1:

Tue
12
Sep

News from the underground (paper)

As the dog days of summer disappear, lost forever like a retainer left on a cafeteria tray, I grow wistful about high school.

Wed
23
Aug

Slides didn't used to be child's play

As we age and watch society advance, there's a part of us that rejoices to see kids enjoying opportunities we never had. But there's an-other part of us that thinks the little buggers should have it just as tough as we did.

Tue
15
Aug

Riding shotgun is no blast

There are two places no parent wants to be during the summertime family car trip. They are:

(1) In the car

But if they must be in the car, parents make sure not to ride in:

(2) The front passenger seat

Tue
08
Aug

Humor writing is no laughing matter

Humor columnists face many challenges.

One is finding material. After all, there are weeks when the vice president doesn't shoot anybody in the face.

Tue
18
Jul

Oddities afoot at World Cup

Soccer's World Cup tournament concluded July 9, dealing a blow to the host country's breweries and brothels. But the end of this monthlong orgy of beer, soccer, hooliganism and, well, beer couldn't come soon enough to the rest of the world.

Tue
23
May

Trapped in a pork barrel

Congress is like a rich kid who shops with a blank check. No fiscal restraint, no accountability ... and he thinks he can park his moped wherever he wants.

Tue
09
May

Offended by another offensive

We were just sitting down to dinner when - of course - the telephone rang.
Quickly devouring a mouthful of macaroni and cheese - Wendy and I aren't college students anymore, but you wouldn't know it from our diet - I answered with my mouth half full.

Tue
02
May

Hopped up on Easter candy

My kids are addicts, and it's all the Easter bunny's fault.

Tue
18
Apr

Beware the beautiful butterfly

Parents, lock up your children. Summer is coming, and that means the killer butterflies are on their way.

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