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Old Spice Goes Stalker Mom

As we watched the NFL playoffs over the weekend, my wife and I were confronted – no, more like mugged – by the new Old Spice commercial “Smellcome to Manhood.” Seriously, “Smellcome to Manhood?” Come on, now. I’m flashing back to when my kids were very young, and they were developing their sense of humor: […]

Before I die I want to …

How would you finish the statement, “Before I die I want to                 .” It’s the start of a new year and an excellent time to reflect on what we want to accomplish in 2014. We dream of the potential of 365 new beginnings. Perhaps we even take it […]

A Few (35) of My Favorite Things

In Rodgers and Hammerstein’s highly-acclaimed musical, The Sound of Music, Julie Andrews – as Maria von Trapp – sang about a few of her favorite things: Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens Brown paper packages tied up with strings These are a few of my favorite things […]

I Used to be a Yuppie, but I’m Still a Preppy

Preppy:     I WAS a Teenage Yuppie Yuppie – short for “young urban professional” or “young upwardly-mobile professional.“ Honestly, you grow up your whole life hearing people say, “Time goes so fast. When I was your age, I never thought I’d get older.” Wow, now I’m saying that to my kids and other people I know. […]

Christmas, Family, Extended Stay, and Rigid Flexibility

It’s Christmas time, and that means reflecting on family, friends, and the true reason for Christmas. In my mind, and without any intent to be blasphemous, I must go back to my Catholic upbringing and make a confession: “It has been more than one month since my last blog post …” Often as we approach […]

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