Here’s a professional revelation:  my wife is the secret to my success.  She reads my drafts, helps me clear up my jumbled writing, and advises me about matters of tone and propriety.  She’s essential, irreplaceable, wonderful, and asleep.

That last one is the trouble, obviously.  She’s sick again, and went to bed early, whereas I Continue reading


Fine Toddler Dining in 100 Easy Steps

People always talk about recovering their youth; I thought I’d help.  After careful observation I’ve discerned the following simple formula for releasing one’s inner child, at least in a very specific setting.  All you have to do is enter a restaurant with your parents, then begin: Continue reading