How to watch my kids properly.

I’m reading a book about the art of watching American football called Take Your Eye Off the Ball. The author, Pat Kirwan, says that if you’re watching football by following the ball around, you’re missing the whole game. (Whoops, totally guilty of that.) It’s the opposite of what young athletes are taught, Kirwan admits, but... Continue Reading →

The art of handling criticism poorly.

Amy is absolutely horrible at taking criticism. Amy  Bouzaglo was the co-owner (with her fire-tempered, enabling husband Samy) and head chef of (the now closed) Amy’s Baking Company in Scottsdale, AZ. She became internet famous in 2013 for her outrageous behavior on her now infamous episode of Chef Gordon Ramsey’s show Hell’s Kitchen. Click to... Continue Reading →

Wise Words from the Dead

The situation is the boss. That’s a concept I just learned from watching the Grateful Dead documentary ‘Long Strange Trip’ on Amazon Prime. It was the philosophy adopted by the musicians and crew once tour manager Sam Cutler left in 1974. The band’s actual boss, Jerry Garcia, was a strict anti-authoritarian and refused to acknowledge... Continue Reading →

Don’t Fret…Dance Dance Dance!

Let’s all just take a big online breath here…and dance. Just a suggestion:  click off the never-ending battle between the political left and right for a sec and pop on some bumping music.  If your personal, paid-for collection of hits isn’t handy, do a quick YouTube search for whatever tune you’re into – it’s there... Continue Reading →

This is What Democracy Looks Like

Gentlemen, the Women’s Marches tomorrow aren’t just for women. At least the one I went to last year in Dallas wasn’t. Don’t get me wrong, it was ALL about empowering women (of course!), but hundreds of men and boys showed up, too. The females who walked alongside my son and I (even the shouting strangers... Continue Reading →

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