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Call Me Sheila (or What’s In A Name?)

Teaching children to use courtesy titles like “Mr.” and “Ma’am” is a small but important step we can take to encourage civility in daily life. When my daughter Liz was in junior-high, I picked her up at school after an … Continue reading

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Further Evidence That I Do Not Play Well With Others

*…Keeping time, time, time,         In a sort of Runic rhyme,           To the throbbing of the bells,         Of the bells, bells, bells —           To the sobbing of the bells;         Keeping time, time, time,           As he knells, knells, knells,         In a happy … Continue reading

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When Johnny Comes Marching Home Again…Hurrah?

When your kids go away to college, they enter the Grownup Twilight Zone.  They enjoy most of the privileges of adulthood, with few of the responsibilities.  (One doesn’t count the minimal coursework required to keep one’s academic head above water.)  … Continue reading

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When Did Kids Start Getting Botox Instead Of The Character-Building Haircut?

I heard on the news recently about a woman who gave her 8-year-old daughter Botox injections.  Botox!  This comes on the heels of the announcement that Abercrombie & Fitch is now selling push-up bra tops for little girls.   What is … Continue reading

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