How My Son and I Tested Positive

Like a lot of people in early 2020, I was furloughed from my job and was confined to my house in order to practice social distancing. I remember getting the phone call from my boss. I knew it was bad when he started off with: “I hate to be the bearer of bad news .Continue reading “How My Son and I Tested Positive”

Starting Fresh, Starting Over

If these quarantine times have offered any value at all, it’s the gift of time. AmIright? (Unless you’re a healthcare or retail worker, or hold any position that has been deemed essential, then you truly are a hero worthy of Tony Stark’s EDITH glasses.) But for the rest of us, we’ve been given the opportunityContinue reading “Starting Fresh, Starting Over”

The Oscars Formula Cracked!

Want good odds on winning your Oscar bets next year and going forward? Then read on: Every year it’s the same thing. I tell my wife, “Hey, the Oscars are on.” “Want to watch?” “Sure.” “What time does it start?” she asks. “Seven.” I have to pull up the channel guide online to find whatContinue reading “The Oscars Formula Cracked!”

Why We Don’t Tell Our Kids They Can be Anything They Want

It’s preached everywhere: “Believe, and it will happen.” “Trust and you will find.” “Try and you will succeed.” “You can be anything you want to be and more.” Once you get to a certain age you realize that’s all crap. Because, you know, when I was little, I believed I’d be an astronaut and goContinue reading “Why We Don’t Tell Our Kids They Can be Anything They Want”

Let’s Resolve for a Better 2018 (Yes, 2018)

I think I know why New Year’s resolutions don’t work. It’s because we expect change to be immediate.Like, we plan to lose thirty pounds next year. That’s great, but we’re just now coming out of a candy-crusted, cookie-frosted, eggnog-chugging month. Guys. We can’t go from heavy creamed-based mashed potatoes to carrot juice and Power barsContinue reading “Let’s Resolve for a Better 2018 (Yes, 2018)”