Canvas or Plastic?

Once upon a time, people would happily gather up their steak bones, used Kleenex, and slimy meat wrappers into plastic garbage bags the night...

A Virtual Childhood

Last week the stick was inducted into the Toy Hall of Fame. It met all their criteria for a great toy: it’s been around...

Who Will We Remember?

When I was eight I wanted Farrah hair. I was forever leaning forward and then throwing my head back to achieve that wind-tossed look....

Just Imagine

Are visions of sugarplums dancing in your head yet? We are in the midst of that season of imagination, of wonderment, of desperately hoping...

Mom Doesn’t Want to Always Know Best

Let’s start with a misconception men often have. Many men think that if they have mastered the sentence, “Whatever you want is fine with...

Skipping Stones

If I were to say the words “summer” and “childhood”, what would come to mind? Maybe fishing, or playing by a lazy river, or...

Things That Confuse Me About the Last Decade

I started this year confused about a lot of things. First, I don’t even know what decade we’re in. Did we just start a...

Peter Pan Syndrome

If you’ve ever wandered through a video store wondering why there are so few decent movies out, it’s likely because you’re not the one...

I Deserve It

If you keep up with financial news at all, you will know of the high-risk mortgage defaults rocking the United States. We’re inclined to...

Commitment Phobia

One of the biggest holiday hits in the movie theatres was The Holiday, an irritating flick about two implausible women who find happiness jutting...

Prepare for the Best

Earlier this summer our family embarked on an adventure to Kenya, where we worked in a children’s home filled with kids whose parents have...

Character Counts

In my New Year’s column, I painted a picture of how common sense has been sacrificed over the last five decades. Boy, did many...

Of Hope and Healing

Apparently there was once a time in Western civilization when children were seen but not heard. Yesterday, when eating at a fast food restaurant,...

Wedding Extravaganza

According to wedding specialists, couples are lining up to tie the knot next Saturday, the seventh of July. It seems the date 7/7/07 is...

Creating Christmas Memories

Never place the Santa booth next to the fountain at the mall. The one and only time I ever took a child to see Santa...