Call it potpourri if you will, or even topic soup. Our 'other' category features a dash of humor, a sprinkle of home projects and tips, and a good helping of articles not found in the other categories. Sit down and enjoy a heaping helping of intentional randomness. It's on the house!

Don’t Like Gay Marriage? Don’t have one.


I first heard the apocryphal Chinese curse, “May you live in interesting times” from my friend Rabbi Mark Goldfarb. Yes, it is apocryphal, but these … [Read more...]

“This Reeks of Mental Ilness”; in praise of Cait Jenner

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“This just reeks of mental illness.” I broke one of my rules this week and read the comments following a newspaper article on Caitlyn Jenner. It … [Read more...]

A Roundtable Review of Pens

Roundtable Review Pens

David Stanley I like a good pen. A good pen has to have a certain heft and a particular balance. A good pen offers an effortless flow of ink. A good … [Read more...]

Bacteria. With Apologies to Dr. Seuss


Bacteria are bad things, most people think. They make people sick and they make roadkill stink. They give you bad breath and they make garbage … [Read more...]

A Roundtable Review of Shaving

Roundtable Review of Shaving

A Roundtable Review is our way to give you more than one perspective on subjects, products, events, and more.  What we will do is include the input of … [Read more...]

Mathematics, with apologies to Dr. Seuss

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Everyone’s some kind of mathematician.  It does you no good to be sittin’ and wishin’ That numbers be forever banned from your kitchen. They’re … [Read more...]

Behind Closed Doors


The most annoying part of being a parent is when my kids are perfect angels in front of other people.  Now don't get me wrong, I am thrilled that they … [Read more...]

Arnie; Part 2

Grandfather and Grandson Sitting on Folding Chair

Aaron and I had been skating.  He had new skates, it was winter break and we wanted to get out. The rink was nearly empty, and we had plenty of … [Read more...]

Dear Grandma

Dear Grandma

Dear Grandma, I will miss you. To be more honest, I will have missed you for the past 23 years. I have missed your grandma cookies every holiday … [Read more...]

The Writer’s Life; a Rubik’s Cube


Writing is work. Good writing is hard work. Writing requires you look at life as you would look at a jumbled-up Rubik’s cube. Six sided, you flip it … [Read more...]