So there I was in Canada, trying to make heads or tails out of their recycling system. I didn't want to be a typical American who didn't recycle because it was too confusing or hard, and, besides, there was no choice. This was state-mandated recycling.
Thursday May 16, 2013 Life is complicated. Short Answers isn't.
IT WILL ONLY GET WORSE
Dear Short Answers:
My daughter graduates from kindergarten next week. I am happy to celebrate the moment but the school she attends is having a full-blown "graduation" with cap & gown, diplomas, speeches -- it's crazy.
Wednesday May 15, 2013 Last weekend was Mother's Day, a holiday that has become (like most) so commercialized, that even the creator of the holiday later regretted it, and wished it could be undone. Yes, crass commercialization is certainly the Hallmark of modern society, although there's certainly nothing wrong with taking a day to show appreciation to mothers.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Ladies and gentleman, the class of 2013 proudly presents this year's commencement speaker, who is being honored with a Ph.D. in being dapper, the Honorary Dr. Emeritus, Johnnie Carrier
Thank you, Dean, but my first name is not Emeritus, it's just plain old Johnnie.
Greetings broke parents, unemployed alumni and other people who have been given a bogus honorary
Over the last decade, online enrollment in college classes has exploded. Many hope that it will ultimately help reduce the burgeoning future costs of a college education. The evidence, thus far, indicates that we have a long way to go.
Friday May 10, 2013 True crime update
There is so much horrifying true crime news around, but if you look at the bottom of the barrel -- that is, the mundane day-to-day world rather than the over-the-top, worst-case scenario one -- you sometimes find things are less nightmarish than they initially seem.
Thursday May 9, 2013
More is better has been a common theme in American medicine for years, as patients have been urged to get annual checkups and periodic screenings at certain stages of life. Such exams have long been considered key steps to sound medical health, offering prevention against illness and disease.
Thursday May 9, 2013 Life is complicated. Short Answers isn't.
NEVER MIX, NEVER WORRY
Dear Short Answers:
What is the etiquette for inviting a divorced couple (along with their new significant others) to a dinner party? I like them both and would love to meet their new partners but I'm not sure how to handle this.
Tuesday May 7, 2013 I’m officially one year older Wednesday. There was a time when I was proud of that, but now I’m just half way to 108 and it’s not cool.
Oh, I’m not as bad as I was when I turned 50. I spent that birthday with covered in Ponds cold cream, cucumbers over my eyes, my hair wrapped in a towel .