The Power of Humor


I have a confession to make.  I lost my funny. Losing my funny has much more significance than losing a shoe, losing a championship game or even losing one’s virginity. It was a gradual thing. Never-ending stories of bad things happening to good people can muffle the soul. Add career changes, a non-ending Polar Vortex … Continue reading

Fore The Love of Family


There is a new Superdad versus Supermom challenge in our house – teaching our tween daughter how to play golf. Some may defer to the more experienced person with the most tournament tags and expensive fancy golf clubs – let’s call him dad.  While others may defer to the most patient person even though her … Continue reading

A Cougar with Benefits


It’s been haunting me for almost 365 days. Everytime I look at a blank wall, I see a gigantic shadowy “5-0” staring back at me. Really, what’s the big deal about turning 50?  Clifford the Big Red Dog, Amelia Bedelia and Denny’s are all blowing out 50 big ones this year. I was just getting … Continue reading

Behold The Superpower of the Father-Daughter Bond


After years of being the top nurturer, playmate, errand co-pilot and snuggler to our little person of Earth, Supermom has been overtaken. The weapon is more powerful than kryptonite or a magic lasso. Few would ever suspect that an unassuming dad who is regularly dressed in a business suit and loafers or a t-shirt and … Continue reading

Flashing the Congregation with Some Hot Cross Buns


“Hey mom, is that your wedding dress?” That’s the question I got this morning from my young daughter who has rarely seen me wear a dress. Quite simply, because I don’t like to wear dresses. Fifty years, a nine-month stint carrying a human being inside of me and several hundred varicose veins later, my pegs … Continue reading

Orthotics, The Other Glass Slipper


“I didn’t marry you for your feet.” Obviously, that quote is attributed to a breast man or an ass man. Let’s just say that New York Jet’s coach, Rex Ryan would not have asked for my hand, or rather my foot in marriage. Fred Flintstone feet is the most popular keyword phrase generating search engine … Continue reading

We Tied One On For Valentine’s Day


Cupid trades in his signature diaper for a pink necktie at our house on Valentine’s Day. Thank heavens for little girls and the establishment of this awesome yearly tradition that keeps one little girl’s father in Pinkatastic work wear all year long. Giving a necktie as a Valentine’s Day gift is very practical and a … Continue reading

Let’s Make 2013 The Year of Nice


A combination of national economic woes and a string of historically violent crimes has cast a particularly dark cloud over 2012. After watching several 2012 In Memorandum vignettes, it became particularly clear that the world has lost a lot of nice this year. Nice in the form of song writer Hal David, What The World Needs Now Is Love; actor … Continue reading

A Golden Christmas Starring Ruffmary Clooney


I can’t believe I’m admitting this, but I drove all over town shopping for a holiday dress for my daughter that matches the dog’s Christmas dress. Yes, you read that right – to match the dog’s dress. While dressing up a pet for the holidays might seem a little obsessive, there’s just something about a … Continue reading