Watching the new documentary “Jim Allison: Breakthrough,” which opens Friday, Oct. 4, at the Tivoli Theatre, I considered the possibility that if James Allison had been born 15 or 20 years sooner, my mom might be alive today.
Thursday, October 03, 2019
Thursday, August 08, 2019
I’ve said my goodbyes to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
As a lactose-intolerant adult, I have grown accustomed to life without cheese. Having never been a huge fan except for the gooey stuff atop a deep-dish pizza, this is not much of a problem for my taste buds. I will, however, admit to craving — and missing — an occasional Dairy Queen Blizzard…
Wednesday, July 03, 2019
My fascination with America’s manned space program was neither logical nor practical. And the timing was terrible.
Thursday, June 06, 2019
The criminal investigations that special counsel Robert Mueller led for the Department of Justice for the last two years were not about Donald Trump or Donald Jr. or Michael Cohen or George Papadopoulos or Michael Flynn or any of the many other members of the Trump gang that couldn’t shoot s…
Thursday, May 09, 2019
Independence Day commemorates the establishment of Israel as an independent Jewish state. This inspirational declaration was announced on May 14, 1948 by the Jewish leadership, led by future Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion.
Thursday, April 11, 2019
We have been hosting first-night seder on Pesach for more years than I can even recall. Sometimes we have a crowd around our limited-seating dining room table, and other years have been more intimate. However, it never fails that something will always go wrong: red wine spilling on the speci…
Thursday, April 04, 2019
The latest count of lies and misstatements made by President Donald Trump since he became president about two years ago stands at 9,179 as of March 17. In the first two months of 2019, he averaged 22 false or misleading claims per day, a 33 percent increase over 2018, according to the Washin…
Friday, May 25, 2018
I went to Home Depot earlier this week to buy spray paint because I was doing a small project at home and needed silver and gold metallic paint. As I scanned my item at Home Depot, the register stopped and up popped a card with the words “ID” written on it.
Monday, April 09, 2018
I love my kids. Truth be told, though, sometimes I don’t always love feeling like I have to attend every one of their activities. For a while, I compared myself to other parents—who seemed so eager to sit through every single minute of every single game—and wondered what was wrong with me. W…
Friday, February 09, 2018
Over the past few weeks, my kids have been registering for high school These days, the choices of electives are incredible. Students are able to take subjects ranging from improvisation to music theory from sculpture to broadcasting. If I were 14, I would be thrilled with what possibilitie…
Monday, December 11, 2017
I don’t know about you, but I don’t really have a “thing.” I have hobbies, yes, but a thing, not really. I love to cook and I’m good at it. Some people might even say I’m really good at it, but am I Julia Child or Ina Garten? I’m not. I enjoy playing tennis and I’m a decent player, but …
Monday, September 11, 2017
I would love to live in a world without ignorance, one in which everyone is treated based on the content of his or her character. Unfortunately, I do not.
Thursday, July 06, 2017
I don’t know about you, but one of the aspects I like best about camp is that my kids spend time away from social media. My kids agree. They welcome the time to connect with their friends face-to-face without the interruption of phones or video games or posting or likes.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
The end of the school year and the beginning of summer means ceremonies…lots and lots of ceremonies. I like a good ceremony or recital or performance or competition as much as the next person, but they all need to come with some parameters.
Thursday, April 06, 2017
Fellow parents, I think we've been sold a bill of goods. Parenting has always been hard, but these days, people of our generation knock themselves out in the name of giving our kids “every opportunity." We spend our lives shuttling from one music or art lesson to the next, from one select sp…
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