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If I Had a Hammer

If I Had a Hammer

Now that the Oscars are over (I didn't watch), news is trickling out about this year's swag bags. If you're not familiar with this tradition, let me summarize.  Each year a bunch of companies pay the people who put on the Academy Awards a big pile of cash for the...

The Circle of Life

The Circle of Life

Life goes in circles. When you go to a funeral, the minister always uses the phrase ashes to ashes, dust to dust. I think it would be better if he said diapers to diapers, pureed food to pureed food.  There are circles in everything. As toddlers, we constantly...

Finding Food In The Shower

Finding Food In The Shower

I noticed something odd in the shower yesterday. My wife has a body wash containing shea butter and oatmeal. Next to it is a shaving cream made with raspberries and olive butter. Needless to say, I have questions!  1) Oatmeal: How did oatmeal wind up in the body...

The Lost Settlement of Nog

The Lost Settlement of Nog

There's a holiday tradition that frightens me. It's the drinking of egg nog. Humans weren't meant to drink a liquid called nog. nog should be something that you keep in your garage. It should only come out for sealing your driveway or filling in the gaps in your...

The New Business Casual

The New Business Casual

Today I read that a Japanese apparel company has created the "Pajama Suit." It's a pajama collection that looks like a business suit from the waist up. It comes in men's and women's versions.  The cost is $50 (or 4,999 yen). They only ship in Japan at this point,...

Unrelenting Joy

Unrelenting Joy

I spend a lot of time in my office in November/December. That's good for you because it means I get more writing done. But I confess, it's not that I'm somehow more dedicated during those months. It's because I don't have access to the TV.  You see, this is...