Category: Opinions

Let’s Stop Glorifying Tribalism—It Doesn’t Serve Us Well

Yet again, one of my Facebook groups has erupted into an often mean-spirited debate about whether someone really is (fill…

6 days ago

Yes, I Adopted a Cat—But She’s Done Her Share of Taking Care of Me, Too

Growing up, I was one of the only kids I knew who never owned a pet. Well, I did raise…

2 weeks ago

Learning History Helps Us Understand Who We Are in Different Ways

Confession: I hated history class. Thought it was boring. The only class I liked less was geometry. At least history…

3 weeks ago

Traveling Always Presents the Opportunity to Encounter the Unexpected

I first encountered the cultural phenomenon of toro piscine when my wife and I read journalist and screenwriter Calvin Trilling’s…

4 weeks ago

Path to Fitness may be Difficult — But Don’t Let Obstacles Get in the Way

Talking about personal fitness or weight-loss journeys always seems to be difficult for some people, yet it seems like we…

1 month ago

Let’s Retire the Trope of the Hapless Dad

Welcome to the winter of 2010. That’s me in the boots and puffy jacket because this is Cincinnati and it’s…

1 month ago

Lessons Learned from Monopoly (and My Brother)

I was introduced to Monopoly as a child by my older brother, Damian. He must have been desperate for an…

1 month ago

Our Most Undervalued Resource

As the weather in Florida changes back to its customary form of hot and hotter, the first thing that comes…

2 months ago

When ‘Wrong’ may be Right: In Praise of Stubbornness

I have been tying my shoes the “wrong” way for over 30 years. Let me explain: I’m in kindergarten, and…

2 months ago