Smile a While: Cat Laps up Tuna Water

Drinking Tuna Water? It's Meow-valous Every dog has his day, so they say. And around our bustling household, that goes for cats, too. Or should I say, cat. (Thank God we just have the one.) Something to hopefully tickle your fancy today as the world continues with our hunker-down approach to the spreading corona virus:... Continue Reading →

A (Short?) Farewell to Vintage Jersey Mecca

Ebbets Field Flannels Liquidates Seattle Storefront Strange times we're living in. Strange times indeed. Been sort of surreal since returning from my business trip to London and Amsterdam, just as U.S. borders were closing, I haven't left my house in 14 days due to self-quarantining (I fortunately feel fine), so I have not had a... Continue Reading →

Laud & Cheer: Rosewood Hong Kong

In Praise of the Rosewood Hong Kong, Champion of Hotel Luxury Throughout the United States, and around the world, many of us are nearing the end of a second week of social isolation. My world has narrowed to the walls of my house, maybe the walking perimeter of my neighborhood, and my commute is as... Continue Reading →

I Am Dad, Destroyer of Toothbrushes

Three Electric Toothbrushes: Dadtritus Alert Is it just me, or do most Dads mow through toothbrushes with our mighty molars at a pace that leaves them buzzing and stuttering in our wake? To wit: at last count, I had not one, not two, but three Philips Sonicare models of various vintage standing sentry on my... Continue Reading →

Smile a While: Kid Animation

Kids Coding: Pear Meets Bear We're five days in -- or, is it seven? Nine? -- to the endeavor of social isolation, and though I have no inkling of how we'll fare by the end of this week, we've so far found some productive ways to keep from climbing the walls. Case in point: my... Continue Reading →

Grilled Cheese Fit for Dad

Man Up Your Grilled Cheese -- With Steak I'd like to think that, having been a bit of a picky eater myself growing up, most of the dishes I grill and boil and fry and simmer are ones my kids can stand to eat. Yeah, dream on, Dad. I mean, I haven't yet subjected them... Continue Reading →

Dueling Lighters: Is it Just Me?

Dadtritus Alert: Twin Zippo Lighters Can you get too much of a good thing? As we tackle the notion of "dadtritus" -- those very dad-type objects that seem to accumulate in cabinets and drawers and corners -- the answers seems to be a resounding, "well, duh." Whether it's an avalanche of rapidly-graying T-shirts, or closet... Continue Reading →

Smile a While: Happy Banana!

Random Smiling Banana - Give Your Face a Rest In this new, recurring feature, we hunt down the things in everyday life that randomly tickle you. Around my house, it could be a stupid pet trick. Or -- quite often -- something my sons have drawn. Or a spontaneous quip in the middle of our... Continue Reading →

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