I realized today that my daughter doesn’t know her left hand from her right. It doesn’t matter how old she is right now; just know that she is well past the age when most children have learned this. We have tried telling her that she writes with her right hand, but this doesn’t register with […]
What Would I Say? is the newest app to take Facebook by storm. Reminiscent of the now-defunct Horse_ebooks Twitter account, the app takes snippets from your previous Facebook posts and recombines them into new phrases. Most of the statuses it generates are pretty nonsensical, but sometimes it creates absolute gems.
When I first moved to New York some 15 months ago, I had $800 in my checking account and no job prospects. I did, however, have a cheap apartment in the depths of Brooklyn and the type of wide-eyed idealism that California origins breed. Two weeks in I found a job at a ritzy salon […]
I love the look of a crisp, white, perfectly tailored button-up shirt.
Some people are lucky enough to know their grandparents, to have spent their formative years visiting them and perhaps learning from them. Adriana Trigiani grew up in a large Italian family and was able to develop close relationships with both of her grandmothers, and she has compiled her memories of them into a guide/memoir, Don’t […]
For most of my childhood, my dad was an avid Aikidoist. I would sometimes go to the dojo with him, and watched as he and other grown ups would roll themselves into incredibly agile little balls and roll in a circle around the room as part of their warm up. It always looked fun to […]
I spent more hours registering for wedding gifts tonight than I ought to have, but as I did, I realized something really crucial: this column, as it has stood, is pretty much all done.
I had the honor of hearing and meeting poet/author/professor Nikki Giovanni speak last winter at my second son’s school.
Barbie’s taken a lot of heat lately. What with her tiny waist, impossible (as in actually impossible to sustain an upright position) legs, and huowge knockers, but I’d like to submit a defense: despite her shortcomings (or longcomings, at least where the legs are concerned) everything, or nearly everything, I need to know, I learned […]
Somewhere between college and now, I turned into an adult. I’m not quite sure how the transformation happened. When I look back, there are a few moments when it really struck me, I Am A Grown Up. That morning I had to rush The Mister to the hospital, the day we closed on our house. […]
Over the years, as a student, I’ve sold cookies, candy, coffee cake and gift wrap for various schools and organizations. I was a bit too old for the cookie dough and pizza kit fad that was all the rage at the turn of the century, thank goodness, because I think they’d be a bitch to […]