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I'm With Stupid: Organic Cat Litter Could Destroy Mankind

06.13.2014
If it seems like I'm overreacting a little bit, it's only because I know how serious the consequences of cat litter not soaking up toxic...
A Mother Spends 3 Days in a Cemetery

A Mother Spends 3 Days in a Cemetery

06.12.2014
I stopped there on the hillside and marveled at humans, at who we are: capable of war and love, memories and longing, life and loss. Over...
The Most Valuable Skill for Job Seekers

The Most Valuable Skill for Job Seekers

06.12.2014
That's right, tenacity -- not calling yourself a rock star or a ninja or claiming you can wear many hats or work well as part of a team....

A Father's Day Letter to the Man Who Thinks He Looks Like Sam Shepard

06.12.2014
Dear Dad, It's Father's Day on Sunday. Before you remind me, yet again, about the many times Mom said you could have been Sam's twin brother,...

Gutted: A Story of a Good Old Dog

06.11.2014
The multi-billion dollar dog care industry tends to focus their advertising on the cute puppy or the canine middle-aged best friend. They...

I Can't Bear to Look at This Father's Day Gift

06.11.2014
I'll admit it; I suffer from this disease, which I just coined. It's an affliction that has netted me numerous eye rolls and shouts of,...
Remembering My Funny, Not-So-Funny Father

Remembering My Funny, Not-So-Funny Father

06.10.2014
My father had a huge number of friends, many of whom he had known since high school. He served as the best man in no less than nine weddings....

Thank You, WebMD, for my High-Tech Hypochondria

06.10.2014
Anyone who has ever logged on to WebMD knows that typing in more than one symptom can result in a diagnosis of hypochondria and then side...
How To Put Sunscreen On A Toddler

How To Put Sunscreen On A Toddler

06.10.2014
1. Find a toddler. They're usually the two-foot-high maniacs running around the house with a fistful of Goldfish screaming, "Mine! Mine!...
What Are Jay-Z's 99 Problems, Really? (EXCERPT)

What Are Jay-Z's 99 Problems, Really? (EXCERPT)

06.10.2014
1. Someone might figure out the Z stands for Zippy. 2. Missing Golden Girls DVD box set. 3. People pronouncing my name “Jaze.” 4. Don’t...

"Talking the Talk"

06.10.2014
By Jerry Zezima When I was about 12 years old, my father and I had The Talk. It was such a traumatic experience that I remember only two...
He Wants Me Naked When I Fling the Front Door Open!

He Wants Me Naked When I Fling the Front Door Open!

06. 9.2014
If you want a glimpse into the erotic imaginations of sex writers who've been around the block a few times, pick up a copy of Ageless...
The Most Chaotic Driving in the World

The Most Chaotic Driving in the World

06. 5.2014
Take all of your driving rules that you've grown up with and forget them because India is no place for rules. However, after spending two...