Win win

The portrayal of villains has grown more sophisticated in the last generation. One we were satisfied with heavies who existed … More

Dough ornaments

“I tried one of those edible dough ornaments last night.” “That’s INedible dough.” “I know that now.”

Superhero vibe

Anybody else get a superhero vibe off this fatherhood thing? Kind of Michael Keaton, at the start of the first … More

Take it!

Singing with CJ, I got to her favorite scat solo. “Take it!” I said. “What?” she asked. I had to … More

Swimming test

My father and I took CJ swimming yesterday at the Jewish Community Center. The JCC had a near-drowning last year, … More


My mother’s name was Judith. In my experience, most Jewish women over 60 are named Judith. Although CJ’s middle name … More

Mean girl

CJ told me that Kendra, one of her classmates, had been “mean” to her. “How was Kendra mean?” I asked. … More