Monthly Archives: September 2010

Supersize Me

Question from 6-year-old Pennybags when he was handed a small candy bar in the middle of a long car trip: “Why do they call these ‘fun-size’? It would be a lot more fun if they were BIGGER.” Advertisements

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The Dangers of Public Bathrooms

Long before the advent of toe-tapping senators in airport lavatories, hyper-vigilant mothers and grandmothers across the land were arming children against the insidious perils of public bathrooms. Reams of toilet paper were strategically draped over the seat before I was … Continue reading

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Back to School

It’s that time again. Here, some parents insert the word already; others, finally. I guess I’m in the first camp. The summer seemed to go by so fast! (I say that every single year.) My parents used to tell me … Continue reading

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Use Other Door

As a kid in the early sixties, I was fascinated with places that seemed exotic (still am!), and alternate entrances to local businesses were high on that list. Because my mother, who usually accompanied us on downtown shopping excursions, always … Continue reading

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