What happened to KidFreeLiving?

Buh bye. So you may have noticed some changes around here... After four years of branding my "Kid-Free Living" web site, I've decided to trash that whole persona. Great, huh? Time well spent. Why? Wel...

Red Wine Blasphemy

My friend Kara sent me this horrifying brochure in the mail. It disturbs me for several reasons. First, I thought my mother was the only person who sent me random articles torn out of newspapers and magazine...

Banking Crisis

I hate going into banks. It isn’t just the long lines – it’s that intense uneasy feeling that comes from talking to people through five inch thick, bulletproof plastic. Your brain can’t help but do the math: ...
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My Mother, the Informant

I like to play a little game with my mother called “Married, In Jail, or Dead.” It goes like this: Mom calls me, and says: “Did you know a Mark Smith in grade school?” At this point, I know “Mark Smith” i...