Category Archives: Marriage

The Cold, Hard Realities of the Women’s Book Club Phenomenon

Anne and some of her friends put together a monthly book club a few years ago, and last night, the gals decided they’d invite their spouses along so we could get an up close and personal look at this women’s book club phenomenon. Here are a few quick observations on that subject: 1. From […]

Winston Churchill, Catch Football, And Wanton Parental Contradiction

  I hate to sound like one of those cantankerous mid-40’s white dudes who spends all his time bitching about how much better the world was when he was a kid but my wife says it’s one of my strong suits, so I’m just going to go with it. The focus of today’s mid-life bitchery has to […]

Garage Sale= Crap for Sale

It’s taken me a long time to admit it but you know what? I really hate garage sales. I hate going to ‘em and I hate having ‘em. If I really wanted to know how much money I’ve spent on useless stuff in my life or wanted people to rifle through my drawers placing a dollar […]

A Lesson From Pottery Barn

  I don’t claim to be any kind of expert on the subject, but ever since I became a parent myself, I’ve found it fascinating to think about how the size of the quote unquote “average” American family has changed over the years. For example, from 1800 to 1900 the size of the average American family declined […]