Kids, I’m throwing away my useless diplomas (yes, that is plural because even though I was chronically “underemployed” with a BA in English, I just had to have more–I craved a steady diet of Ramen noodles and Derrida, I tell ya!) and embarking on a new career in cryptozoology. A chance trip to the dollar […]Read more "Dollar store treasure"
If go-karts, noisy arcade games, and hordes of screaming children sound like a good time, you may need your head examined.Read more "Fun for the whole family"
The Ramones’ Rockaway Beach was blasting on the stereo as we pulled into the drop-off line at my son’s school the other morning. He leaned forward and said, “Um, can you turn this down?”Read more "My parental failure"
There will be graceless, uneasy conversations; passing of judgement on anyone who dares leave the room; drunkenness that leads to emotional outbursts and insults; and a whole slew of things that will leave everyone stung and wounded for the next 12 months.Read more "Family Gathering anxiety"