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Modern Conservatives: Counting on the Apocalypse

Modern Conservatives: Counting on the Apocalypse

I remember one lovely day in spring. It was a day when I embraced everything about my life up to that point. I looked forward to whatever came next. After being holed up in a dorm room for several months and trudging through a muddy, unpaved parking lot for at least...
Free College? Not So Fast . . .

Free College? Not So Fast . . .

So you want a college degree.     Why? I think it’s a fair question. In the USA, about the only acceptable answer is “Chaaa, to get a bitchin’ new Camaro, hombre!” If you are a parent and already have a bitchin’ Camaro, you want...
I’m Over It

I’m Over It

I’m over it. I’m over all of it. I’m over those who think there’s a make-me-happy-now button hidden somewhere. There is no button. You won’t find it in a university degree. You won’t find it in a marriage license. You won’t...
Why is Psycho-Dad Funny?

Why is Psycho-Dad Funny?

This morning while I was making scrambled eggs, my son asked me why I — at times — spoke in the character of Psycho-Dad. “Why is Psycho-Dad funny?” he asked me. Psycho-Dad is an invention of mine, I guess. I’ll take “credit”...
Teaching Kids Skiing, And Other Things . . .

Teaching Kids Skiing, And Other Things . . .

Ahh, the sound of teaching kids skiing:   “SKIS! YOU LISTEN TO ME! YOU DON’T LISTEN TO ME! AND I HATE YOU! AND I HATE . . . GRRR . . .  SNOW!!!!”     I sat on the bunny slope in my ski pants, watching from a safe distance about...