Monthly Archives: February 2018

Entry 740: Dear Emma, David, Julia, Sam and Delaney . . .

I’m not going to be funny today. Instead, I’d like to address this post to the young survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas shootings. Before I do, however, I need a moment to introduce my regular readers to some of … Continue reading

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Entry 739: But Maybe No Teachers from the Art Department

The latest bright idea out of the White House is arming teachers to discourage school shooters. This logic is similar to ending cafeteria food fights by serving cream pies for lunch. As the parent of a teacher, let me be … Continue reading

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Entry 738: Ivy League Lunkheads

This is the time of year when anxious parents are waiting for acceptance letters from the prestigious universities they want their children to go to so they can pay a fortune to have the kid spend four years majoring in … Continue reading

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Entry 737: Room Occupied–Please Come In

In the wake of last year’s mass shooting from a window in a Las Vegas hotel room, sane people figured Congress would finally have to take action to prevent a similar tragedy. Americans, however, knew better. We knew Congress wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Entry 736: A Few Unromantic Valentine’s Day Thoughts

Why It’s Cruel to Give Candy to Your Christian Valentine This Year–This year, Valentine’s Day falls on Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent, and a day of fasting among Christians. So that candy may be underappreciated. Back in the … Continue reading

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Entry 735: And He Finishes With a Perfect Triple Axel!

As you watched the opening ceremony of the Olympics Friday night, as you gazed at all the pageantry, as you marveled at the technology on display, as you viewed people of all cultures and beliefs coming together in peace and … Continue reading

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Entry 734: Why It’s a Good Thing Matt Lauer Won’t Be Covering the Olympics

Every time the Olympics roll around and I’m confronted with spectacles like ice dancing (winter) and synchronized swimming (summer), I wonder just who decides what a sport is. It’s not the International Olympic Committee; they’re only in charge of deciding … Continue reading

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