The Sting of the Strikeout

It turns out that even Hall of Famers strike out 70 percent of the time, but the statistic doesn’t soothe me. Why are we asking 8-year-olds to do the near impossible? Read story.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Where Does the Story End?

Last month was the first time in our 10-year history that our book club just sort of didn’t meet. Read story.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

A Woman Unglued

Sandra Tsing Loh comes to S.B. to talk about her new menopausal memoir, The Madwoman in the Volvo: My Year of Raging Hormones. Read story.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Ban ‘Bossy’? Over My Bossy Body

I’m bossy. It’s not an endearing quality, nothing to brag about. But my classmates and I can attest that it’s absolutely accurate. Read story.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Drunk Shopping: It’s for the Kids!

I have a rule against drunk shopping. The policy sprang from necessity after attending my first-ever school fundraising auction. Read story.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

A Reader Writes My Lead

At the recent launch party for my newest book of columns, Broad Assumptions, I held a contest inviting guests to submit the first and last lines of a column they’d like me to write. Read story.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

How My Grandma Looks

“How do I look?” It’s a funny question coming from a woman with severe bed head, a drooping lip, and prune juice stains on her hospital gown. Read story.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

What the Focus This?

I’m about to take you on a journey to the dense, chewy nucleus of the grape Tootsie Pop that is my head. You have been warned. Read story.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Foodies and Babies

Dining with kids is no treat. There’s too much noise, too many squirtable condiments, and a disconcerting amount of crumb-flinging. Read story.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Sex Robots

Both onscreen and off, modern society is flirting with the notion that technology can satisfy us in ways that flesh-and-blood lovers can’t. Read story.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Starshine Talks to Her Idol

Here’s how life works: On the day I’m scheduled to interview my idol, Dave Barry, I wake up with acute laryngitis. Read story.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Men Are Going Bare. Down There.

An increasing number of men — from pubescent teens to been-around-the-block bachelors — are going utterly hairless in their private regions. Read story.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Transgender Students

A new California law will allow K-12 public-school students to use restrooms and join sports teams based not on their sex — but on their gender identity. Read story.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Best Part of Parenting: The Music

Our columnist relishes in her kids discovering, and loving, her tunes. Read story.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Happy Amnesia-versary

When it comes to celebrating wedding anniversaries, there are two types of wife: needy and laissez-faire. Read story.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013
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