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Ah, springtime, when trees begin to bud, robins start nesting and Daylight Savings Time launches its soul-crushing intrusion into the lives of the American people. (I suspect the Russians are behind it–or at least Stormy Daniels.) In addition to this sadistic clock-changing ritual, we parents know that Spring Break lurks just around the corner, waiting to give us a wet willy with unreasonable expectations of exciting vacations, quality time with family, or altruistic acts of volunteerism. Fear not, though. more
Ever think about the word “every”? Probably not. Native speakers don’t have to ponder this word to use it correctly. They just do. But when you notice how this modifier affects the nouns it … more
I feared this day might come, but I wasn’t really prepared for it when it did. No, I don’t mean the first time I had to remind my 14-year-old middle daughter to shave her armpits. It was when she … more
Thanksgiving is a time of gathering of good friends and family, making new memories and more importantly sharing old memories. “I have been surrounded by good looking men all of my life and … more
Today, too many Americans consider Thanksgiving as a mere speedbump on the way to Christmas, a chance to fuel up for Black Friday, when they’ll need their energy to cage-fight each other for an … more
How do we move forward from failure? Yesterday I had one of those days when nothing I attempted seemed to succeed. I failed other people; I forgot a commitment; I couldn’t fix a computer problem; I … more
The Pew Research Center recently reported data about people’s reasons for regularly attending or not attending religious services. For example, many of those not regularly attending say they … more
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, it seems, is a little obsessive about commas. According to press reports, he’s been sending out directives to staff that they should follow certain strict … more
Who has inspired us the most, we are often asked. The answer is usually a parent and, if not, there is always a teacher that has made such an indelible impression that your thoughts immediately go … more
Yes, it’s that time of year again! Not only does every product in the world economy suffer from widespread pumpkin spice contamination but also entire nacho-crazed communities across America have … more
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