Monthly Archives: April 2014

I know some people are against drunk driving, but sometimes you’ve just got no choice — those kids gotta get to school. I know I am crazy, but it keeps me from going insane. And I know women: You can’t live with them and you can’t get them to drive up in a skimpy uniform and beat you with a warm squash…

Kind, sweet Yasmine sometimes wears this unusual, oversized mood ring. When she is in a good mood it turns blue. And when in a bad mood it leaves a big red welt across my forehead. Hmm… Such as when we … Continue reading

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Every man dies. But not every man truly lives… The purpose of life is a life of purpose. But ironically life seems to always find a way to kill you…on purpose. And now with the birth of Isabella Victoria life begins again. It never seems fair, and perhaps for most of us that’s a good thing…

Amidst all the perverse news of death and mortal combat in places such as the Ukraine and Syria, the missing Malaysian airline jet and some misanthropic nazi shooting folks who turned out to be Christians at two Kansas City Jewish … Continue reading

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If baseball is a lot like life it is because life is more about losing than winning. Baseball was made for kids, but grown-ups screwed it up to the absurd point where we now must pay even to watch it in our living rooms…oy-vey-iz-mir! Did that angry mother just bite the tip of my finger off?!!

They warned me. A few leap years back, down my overly traveled back roads, I had decided to venture far out into the vast suburban Prozac territory. I was seeking to witness a couple of former school chums umpire their … Continue reading

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The most distressing thing that can happen to a prophet is to be proved wrong. The next most distressing thing is to be proved right. Nothing you do for children is ever wasted. They seem not to notice us and seldom offer thanks, but what we do for them is never wasted…

I think I may have been a tad wrong a few years back when I wrote a feisty gut-check newspaper column about what we ought to do with surly, pugnacious disruptive public school students. Just a tad. And perhaps now … Continue reading

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