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Are We the World?

Ever since the earthquake struck Haiti my family has been busy raising money. My daughters have baby-sat and helped at bake sales; we’ve mailed...

FAMILY VALUES: Breaking the Cycle

When my children were babies, my husband was finishing up his residency program at the Hospital for Sick Children. His barbaric schedule frequently placed...

Some things, mercifully, don’t change: “Can I Have This Dance?”

A few years ago I had a brilliant idea to increase the romance quotient in our marriage. “Darling,” I said, “let’s take ballroom dancing lessons!” Keith...

Are We Too Comfortable?

I love a man in a suit. He looks like he takes himself seriously. He looks powerful. He respects himself, and he respects those...

Exception to the Rule

We conservatives tend to like statistics. We love studies that show how the world really works, because in general conservatives like to focus on...

Mourning Common Sense

If I were to pick one hundred random passers-by and asked them what they thought about spanking a 4-year-old who was swearing at his...

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...

When Life is Good

When most people picture late December days they envision lights, and parties and presents. Those things dance through my mind, too, but they’re intermingled...

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...

Secrets of Saying “I Do”

I find it hilarious when magazines feature Julia Roberts on “What I’ve Learned About Love”, or Angelina Jolie with her tips on making love...

Owning Our Problems

The British press was all agog a while back with the story of the Chawner family, whom the Daily Mail deemed “The Real Teletubbies”....

A Little Higher Than the Squirrels

Squirrels are nature’s little speedbumps, my daughter likes to say. This time of year it’s a pretty apt description, with all the plump squirrels...

Mind If I Interrupt?

Knock Knock.   Who’s there? The Interrupting Sheep.   The Interrupting Sh—— BAAAA! That joke is guaranteed to cause all five-year-olds to collapse into fits of...

When Discrimination Can Be a Good Thing

Discrimination is bad. Right? Well, certainly to discriminate solely on the basis of race is. It’s bad to discriminate solely on the basis of religion,...

The Happily Ever After Generation

Earlier this week, singer Taylor Swift was accepting an MTV award when rapper Kanye West leaped on stage, grabbed the microphone, and pronounced that...

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