Monthly Archives: January 2011

How about a nice Screwdriver Salad?

My brother Brian recently moved from Minneapolis to Denver. If you’ve ever undertaken a cross-country move you know that even under the best of circumstances it provides any number of logistical challenges. In his case, he’s been commuting back and forth for about a month now in addition to regular travel for his job so […]

Why Football Matters

So here we are again.  Just weeks away from another Superbowl. For some folks, it’s the ultimate sporting event.  For others, it’s just another crazy example of how willing people are to focus huge amounts of attention (and fiscal resources, it should be noted) on something that really doesn’t matter all that much in the […]

A Lesson For King Henry Bo-Benry

My daughter Josephine is 6 years old and one of her best buddies in the world is named Henry.  He is also 6 and like Jo Jo, he is the youngest of three kids. I can’t remember exactly when or why, but for some reason Jo started calling him “Henry Bo Benry” or, more specifically, “Hen-wy […]

3 Ways to Get Your Kids Undivided Attention

What with television, video games, the internet, and all the other distractions of the modern age, I know that sometimes it can be difficult to get your kid’s attention…especially if they’re young like mine are. In my almost 11 years of being a parent, I’ve picked up on 3 simple ways to immediately get the attention […]