Monthly Archives: October 2012

Driving Lessons

There are two transitions in life – separated by decades – that strike fear in the hearts of parents and children alike. In the first, the parents prepare for the children to start driving. In the second, the children prepare … Continue reading

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When Did Dear Abby Become a Wimp?

What the heck has happened to Dear Abby? Arguably one of the best things about being a Baby Boomer is that we lived in the golden age of advice columnists. In one of those wonderful ironies of pop culture, the … Continue reading

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An Unremarkable Man

I had a writing assignment last week that flummoxed me. It was not for a client or a magazine, however – my cousin asked me to say a few words at my uncle’s memorial service. Uncle Jerry passed away Sunday … Continue reading

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Gender Benders

I’m working with a new client named Bradley, and a prospective client named Brenden. There’s nothing unusual about that, I suppose, except that they’re both women. When I was in school, it was not unusual to have girls named Randi … Continue reading

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You’ve Just Stepped Into … The Travel Zone

Is it my imagination, or is travel getting even weirder than it’s ever been? I’ve written about bad lodgings and my love-hate relationship with United Airlines. But a recent business trip to Seattle seemed like one long string of is it … Continue reading

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