Posts in category "Lifestyle"

Back to School Lessons Learned

Back to School Lessons Learned
We dropped Kid #3 at college last Wednesday for his freshman year. It was all business getting his stuff up the elevators and into his new dorm room, admiring his view. When it came time for the tearful goodbye, the long hug, the melancholy look: it never happened. It was: “yeah, okay… love you, too.... Read more »

My Mini Makeover: The Hair on My Chinny Chin Chin

My Mini Makeover: The Hair on My Chinny Chin Chin
BEFORE: I’ve had a little beard on my chin, what I guess they call a goatee, since somewhere in the mid-90s. I was taking a rare 3-week vacation around Christmas and let the hair on my face grow. What I had after 3 weeks wasn’t what you’d call a beard; it was more like the... Read more »

Swimming naked in gym class really happened

Swimming naked in gym class really happened
There are things the world did when I was a kid that, seen through today’s politically correct lens, would be unthinkable now. Driving without seat belts. Smoking while pregnant. Voting for Nixon. Swimming naked in gym class is another one. Wait! Huh? That’s right, we swam naked in high school gym class. Let that little... Read more »
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Back in my day: bras, Speedos, and naked gym class

Back in my day: bras, Speedos, and naked gym class
Fashion changes with the times: from poodle skirts to platform shoes to flannel shirts to porkpie hats… But fashion also reflects the times. Everything from the length of women’s skirts to the color of their nail polish has been used to predict economic fluctuations. Fashion trends say a lot about the attitudes of a culture.... Read more »

I was a teenaged Playboy subscriber

I had a best friend growing up. His name was Bill. We lived on the same street only he was on the far end of the next block. Bill and I started hanging out, playing together, so far back I have no memory of that first day or even that first year or two. Back... Read more »

It is what it is... Or is it?

It is what it is... Or is it?
“It is what it is.” I hear people say that once in a while. Usually I’m working on a project with these people. We’ve come to a stage in the process that might prove a little difficult or might need a little more effort than originally anticipated. We’re at a definite fork in the road—... Read more »
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Slut shaming: is it woman on woman aggression?

Slut shaming: is it woman on woman aggression?
Some years ago, I took part in a series of focus groups— behind the two-way mirror on the client side, as an observer. The research involved women discussing their feelings about make-up. In groups of six or seven, women of different ages from different backgrounds gathered around the same table and came to pretty much... Read more »

Father’s Day: a second-class holiday?

Father’s Day: a second-class holiday?
Sunday is Father’s Day. A day set aside once a year to honor or celebrate or at least acknowledge the male parent in our lives. This year marked the 100th anniversary of the first official Mother’s Day. Woodrow Wilson made that day a holiday in 1914. It took 58 years for a corresponding dad holiday... Read more »

Why are we here? And why are we such dicks?

Why are we here? And why are we such dicks?
Why are we here? Philosophers and stoners have been pondering that existentialist tidbit for quite some time… But we can’t even decide on how. Some people know for a fact that we just happened. Crawl out of the swamp, a million years and a little natural selection later, and badda-bing, there we are. Other people... Read more »
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The most amazing blog post ever will blow your mind!!

The second to last paragraph will knock your socks off! There’s a lot more hype out there on the Internet lately, more than usual. I know everyone’s vying for your eyeballs on their tweets and pins, snapchats and landing pages but every meme can’t be awesome. Every blog post can’t be the most amazing blog... Read more »