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Feb. 16 2011
One of my daughter's schoolmates walked up to me the other day, her blue eyes wide, and apropos of nothing, said, “If you don't go to church, you can't know God.”
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Feb. 2 2011
It was Monday, Dec. 20, and we weren't expecting my in-laws for another four days. But then the phone rang. “We're making really great time. The weather's been terrific, and there's hardly any traffic....
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Jan. 19 2011
“I'm not depending on fashion because what I do is very individual and this is mine and I enjoy it. That's all. Nobody else has to like it as long as I look in the mirror and—Ah!— this...
Jan. 5 2011
As far as I'm concerned, New Year's resolutions are for other people. You want to make enough of them to fill a Torah-length scroll? Good for you. Way to be ambitious. I, on the other hand, never make...
Dec. 22 2010
I don't know when it happened, but San Diegans have become the biggest bunch of whining boobs since Ryan Leaf, his voice breaking, cried in the Chargers locker room like a Super Sweet 16 brat who gets...
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Dec. 8 2010
If you want a uniquely titillating experience this holiday season—or any season, really— make your way to San Diego Hardware. It's not the wide selection of hinges or door handles or towel...
Nov. 24 2010
I think it's official: I'm a curmudgeonly old person. I listen almost exclusively to NPR. I recount, daily, how there were naps and no homework when I was in kindergarten. I sometimes drink coffee with...
Day365SwanSong
Nov. 10 2010
It was during the afternoon of the day I experienced my first-ever anxiety attack—while driving to work—that I sat, parked in front of my friend's house, and took the About.com Should I Quit...
Ankylosaurus and me
Oct. 27 2010
Next to questions about how babies are made, it's all dinosaurs all the time in my house these days. The discussions began more than a year ago with a mention here and a question there, until my then-4-year-old...
Oct. 13 2010
It's quite possible that my household is the last one on the planet without a DVR. I keep lobbying for one, but my pleas are met, every time, with counter arguments superior to my much weaker begging points....
Sept. 29 2010
Confession: I am not a stoner. I've smoked weed in my life, a lot of it by some standards, I suppose. And while I think it should be legalized—along with prostitution, gay marriage and the right...
backwards
Sept. 15 2010
It's official. Last Tuesday—after I helped thread her arms through the stiff straps of a backpack covered in more pink and white butterflies than were flitting around in my stomach—I walked...
backwards
Sept. 1 2010
“NUKE ALL RAGHEADS” was painted across the rear window of the '90s-era, silvery-blue, sun-splotched Buick. There were small American flags attached to the driver- and passenger-side doors,...
Aug. 18 2010
I was practically falling over myself with a combination of glee and envy last week when I heard the story about Steven Slater's epic resignation. As everyone knows by now, he's the JetBlue flight attendant...
Aug. 4 2010
“The company that looked at Petco Park recently tends to do studies that show that the numbers pan out for stadiums, that they're good investments. And so, you know, you may see fairly soon a study...
July 21 2010
While browsing the fashion collages posted at Polyvore the other day (polyvore.com), I clicked on a link for a brooch that had caught my eye and received the following message: “This item appears...
July 7 2010
If you were to offer me $10 million to do high school over again, I would turn you down before you could finish your sentence. It wouldn't matter if I were allowed to take with me all the hindsight I've...
soccer
June 23 2010
Urging American soccer haters to reconsider their position
June 8 2010
Oh, Internet, you're bad for me but I just can't quit you
May 25 2010
An open letter and a plea to a restaurateur

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