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Resolving to have a happier new year

Thursday, December 28, 2006

As I see it, the problem with writing is obvious: all the good lines are taken. If there was any justice in the world I would open this column about 2006 with “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.

Santa has deadlines, too, so order early

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Each holiday season brings certain traditions that are unavoidable. For instance, at some point in December, you’re going to turn on the radio and hear The Royal Guardsman singing the Snoopy vs.

Gift cards: The gifts that keep on taking

Thursday, December 14, 2006

They say money is the root of all evil, but when it comes to modern gifting that’s not even remotely true.

Shocking: Muppets gone wild

Thursday, December 7, 2006

As news of Tickle Me Elmo’s drug bust sped across the wire, there was only one conclusion that could be drawn from the tragedy: clearly sesame seed is a gateway drug.

The gift that keeps on (not) giving

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Look, I don’t want to alarm anyone, but last week was Thanksgiving. How did that happen? It seems like only yesterday, I was first perusing the Christmas holiday decor alongside the Fourth of July merchandise.

Science is not for sissies

Thursday, November 23, 2006

If there is anything to be learned from the third grade it is that I have long suspected, but only recently proven, that teachers go into the educational profession not because they love children, but rather, because they hate parents.

Flashdance flashbacks are a 911 for fashion police

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Look, I don’t want to frighten anyone but it should be noted that the chills and thrills of Halloween have not, in fact, been put behind us.

Co-ed youth sports can be a real kick

Thursday, November 9, 2006

I think it was the moment that the other team was performing advanced calisthenics – deep squats, knee bends, push-ups – prior to the game while our team was happily engaged in an impromptu rendition of “the chicken dance,” that I sized up the situation and came to one inescapable conclusion: we were going to get creamed.

Wanting balance

Thursday, November 2, 2006

I was at the checkout magazine rack, too cheap to buy, yet eager to learn how Angelina Jolie is going to balance celebrity, saving the world, motherhood and photo ops.

Can I get a re-run of my 29th birthday?

Thursday, October 26, 2006

We are (too) fast approaching yet another 30-something birthday and let me assure you the new has worn off.


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