Monthly Archives: December 2015

Entry 513: The Stages of Dog Owner Nuttiness

In my previous post, I described how my family celebrated the first birthday of our Shetland sheepdog Riley, who is no longer a puppy, but a full-grown man…except for the missing parts, if you get my drift. I mentioned that, … Continue reading

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Entry 512: He Probably Wished for More Cake

Well, I’m here to report that my family has partially descended into the ranks of nutty dog owners. Nutty dog owners, by the way, are completely different than crazy cat owners. Crazy cat owners are all about quantity; the more … Continue reading

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Entry 511: Christmas Eve of Destruction?

Here’s where we stand as of December 17: Merry Christmas everyone. Even you, Donald. See you soon.

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Entry 510: Christmas is Okay

I am a person of a Jewish cultural background, but I would like to be on record as saying that Christmas is fine with me.  Now that you know that, all you Gentiles can look forward to a joyful day … Continue reading

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Entry 509: Swappy Seconds

My family held a Yankee swap last week. If you’re unfamiliar with this concept, well…lucky you. A Yankee swap is different than a Secret Santa. With a Secret Santa, the gift giver knows who the gift is for, but the … Continue reading

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Entry 508: Yule Buy Anything

I’m always fascinated with advertising this time of year. And I have questions about some of the promotions: 1. Why does an actress dreamily going about her day make a particular perfume desirable? And since the idea is to get … Continue reading

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Entry 507: The Sanjayan Effect in American Politics

Do you ever get the feeling that the entire American political process is just a massive prank? How else do you explain it? If you compare the way we operate to other western countries, the only other possible explanation is … Continue reading

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