Fear-based parenting

A few months ago, my grandson and I attended the grand opening of a new playground. It was his third birthday, and he was thrilled about all the festivities, especially that there were police officers attending. All in all, it was pretty great event, until I became the latest target of parenting (and grandparenting) in …

Garden guy lust

Every woman, they say, has a celebrity crush, and most are based on the object of said crush being really good looking to the "average" woman. According to various internet polls - so you know it must be true - men who fit in this category are Chris Pratt, Bradley Cooper and Matthew McConaughey, although surely everyone knows …

Life by PIN and password

I stood in front of the ATM machine with my almost 3-year-old grandson contemplating the meaning of life. It was already 98 degrees and 3,542 percent humidity, and this was supposed to be a very quick stop to get money from Nana's rarely used "special" account for our spontaneous adventure. The problem was that said …