The first time I met Carmine Pikero, the man who would become my father-in-law, he was standing in the parking lot at Stamford (now Trinity) Catholic High School in my hometown of Stamford, Connecticut.
With names like Shooting Play, Army Machine Gun and Rapid Firing Gun, are we not pretending that these toys are doing anything other than re-enacting death and destruction in a play format?
A battle royal is looming for June 2016 in a federal courtroom in San Francisco. The combatants? Uber versus its drivers.
It was the Monday of Thanksgiving week, three days before the kids and grandtots would be arriving, when my kitchen suddenly smelled like a marlin had died on the counter top.
On the way home from Mass last Saturday night, I asked my husband what he took away from the Mass. He shared and then asked me the same question. I am sure he wish he hadn't asked because I went into a long discourse about the biblical character King Herod.
Beginning with Thanksgiving and traveling right through to Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanza and into the New Year, family time is precious and plenty and for some, the adoption experience can take on a particular level of poignancy.
Your cousin. Your college roommate. Your best friend. Between Thanksgiving and New Year's, someone you know is bound to get engaged. This is one of the most popular times to pop the question; and it's no wonder really, since everyone feels a little mushier around the holidays.
In a way, these half-written blogs and unfinished reflections sum up the past six months pretty well: a collection of emotions and experiences with few clear ends or answers, with dangling ellipses and uncertain next chapters.
It's great to be able to turn to the experts for decorating advice. But at the end of the day, even for them, your design aesthetic is all about you.
Jan. 1 has come and gone, and it's time to get to work and turn those New Year's resolutions into a reality. The big question: Will you make good on ...
Christmas trees at Potomac Garden Center are still lined up in crisp, even rows. A sign advertises: "All Christmas Trees 50% Off." The lot is quiet at the moment, but this morning the nursery sold two Christmas trees, and expects to continue selling through New Year's day and beyond.
If you're like me, or 45 percent of Americans who make New Year's resolutions, you're probably writing down all your new goals for 2016. "This year...
The holidays have past. Millions around the world feverishly dreamt of what awaited them on Christmas morning. Behind the scenes the true unsung her...
Where were you a year ago? Were you better off? Worse off? In a different city, a different country? Not yet in a relationship, about to be a parent, ...
My family and I made our first journey to the Holy Land in 2015 and spent Christmas in Bethlehem, where, for Christians, it all began. Many picture Bethlehem as it is romantically depicted on Christmas cards: sweet, clean, calm. What I found, however, was different.
I didn't know as much about the people I didn't know as much about and that ignorance was often blissful.