May I Have This Dance?

Teens all over America have taken to grand, showy gestures to land a date to homecoming or prom. Read story.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Go, Losers!

When football season begins, men’s logic vanishes like a bowl of Hot Wings Doritos in front of a flat screen on a Sunday afternoon. Read story.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Kid Herding

Everything I needed to know about parenting I learned from other parents. Read story.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

She’s a Bad Mammograma

The annual exam falls into that category of medical must-dos — along with Pap smears and dental cleanings — that we work hard to avoid thinking about. Read story.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Family Car Decals

Frequently, I am confounded by the stickers that I see on the back of cars. Read story.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Dog Hair: The New Superfood

A recent study linking pet ownership to healthy kids is the best news I’ve heard since … well, since my obstetrician said, “Okay, you can stop pushing; it’s out.” Read story.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Don’t Say 'Vagina'

Michigan State Rep. Lisa Brown utters the word on Michigan's House floor, speaking out against a bill that would restrict abortion access, and gets barred. Read story.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Cool or Not Cool?

Sometimes my kids ask me questions that rattle my mind like a cold, brass church bell, like when my teenager riddled me this: “Why don’t old people at least try to be cool?” Read story.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Fatherly Lessons

I suppose they were reasonable things to come from a father’s mouth. Still, they took me by surprise. Read story.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Size 10s Need Not Apply

Earlier this month, a baker’s dozen of single-and-searching women paid actual money to attend a Manhattan matchmaking event called Skinny Minny Speed Dating. Read story.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

One Tyke, One Teen

By the time I emerged from the light but still unpleasantly wet mist of 1st-grader care it was too late to have children who would ever want to ride the same rides at Disneyland Read story.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Indecent Exposure

Online porn is beckoning our teenagers from their laptops, iPhones, and tablets; X-rated Web sites are causing me to curse technology and pine for the good old days. Read story.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012


I feel a lot of different things when I exercise, but what I never, ever feel is toe-curling ecstasy. Read story.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Mommy Porn

It’s being called “mommy porn” by even the soberest of news media — so naturally I had to check out E.L. James’s erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey. Read story.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Good-Bye, Private Parts

From the auto-fill feature in our Web browsers to the cameras installed at stoplights, our privacy is receding faster than a naked girl can scramble from the swimming pool into a towel. Read story.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012
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