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January 18, 2013 RSS feed / Commentary

The Crayola Look

40–Something

I have never been a flashy guy when it comes to clothing, with the possible exception of several unfortunate decisions in middle school. More...

For the Love of a Hamster

I’m just saying...

Recently I wrote a column about how my husband thinks I spoil our dog and cats. An old friend/roommate read it and emailed me he totally agreed with Marty, and he remembered when we were roommates how I had spoiled “that damned hamster.” More...

Goldendoodles lead us Astray

It’s not a criticism; It’s an observation

The bumper sticker required a second glance. I love my Goldendoodle. More...