Category Archives: Mid-Life Crisis

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 […]

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 […]

The Biggest Mistake of My Life?

Where I grew up in Pittsburgh we didn’t have “Middle School”.  Instead we had something called “Junior High School”.  But don’t get overly consternated by the slight difference in name.  Other than the fact that Junior High is made up of only grades 7 and 8 (as opposed to grades, 6, 7 and 8) I […]