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!

Dealing with the Death of the Family Pet

We first noticed something was wrong with our beloved cat around Christmas. Always feisty and rambunctious, he loved to eat the ribbon and wrapping paper on presents but this year there was a new wrinkle to his activity — he starting throwing up all over the house. My wife and I hoped that he was […]

Lessons from a 3-Legged Dog

Sometimes you find the most significant parenting lessons in the strangest places and at the most surprising moments. Earlier this week I was at home and stepped outside to get something from my car. As they are wont to do, my kids, 6 & 4, followed me outside. A woman happened to be walking her […]

It’s a Small World

As I rode through the classic “It’s a Small World” ride at Disney’s Magic Kingdom last weekend several thoughts intruded upon my overworked brain. As I tried to enjoy quality time with my wife, kids and extended family I could not completely omit the news and images of travelers and refugees being banned from entering […]

One Morning in a Mosque in America

In the Muslim world, the weekend of 27 January 2017 was impressively evil. Der Drumpfenfuhrer proclaimed a travel ban on Muslims into the United States. “It’ll make America safer,” they say. A mosque in Texas was burned to the ground hours later. “It might be a hate crime,” they say. A mosque in Quebec City […]

‘Twas the Day After Christmas

Here’s my spin on the holiday classic, albeit a few days early. Enjoy! I wish everyone a Merry Christmas, Happy Channukah & a blissful, successful & healthy New Year. *********************** ‘Twas the day after Christmas And all through the house Not a creature was stirring ‘Cept me and my spouse The stockings were ripped from […]

Evenings with Robert

It began with a quick search of the classifieds for a used car. I was in my mid-20’s and I desperately needed a new vehicle. One of the ads immediately caught my attention — a Honda Civic with low miles and a good price. Sensing that I was not the only suitor for the car, […]

15 Things You Should Always Keep in Your Car

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Collectively, we spend a lot of time in our cars. With these 15 items in your vehicle, you can rest easy knowing that you’re pretty much prepared for any eventuality that you might run into on the road! 1. Spare Tire & Jack This is an easy one. If you get a flat tire, you […]

Baseball on the Radio

There once was an 8-year-old boy who so loved baseball that he would lie in his bed each summer night, with the massive stereo in his bedroom tuned to the radio home of the Baltimore Orioles. He would stay up past his bedtime but never long enough to hear the end of the game. His […]

Cargo Shorts are Brilliant

“Be prepared.” – Boy Scout motto. “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” – Ben Franklin I’d be a dumbass if I didn’t plan for every contingency.” – Maya Banks, Hidden Away Don’t be a dumbass. Cargo shorts are brilliant. They are the Leatherman-Gerber-Swiss Army multi-tool of men’s clothing. They are the seven […]

Melanoma: It Started with a Freckle – Chapter 3 Excerpt

Melanoma is cancer of the body’s pigment cells; the melanocytes. It’s dangerous- one person in the US dies every hour every day from melanoma. Wherever you have pigment, skin and eyes are the most common sites, you can develop melanoma. Five peeling sunburns in your lifetime doubles your chances of melanoma. If you are a […]