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My year in Facebook statuses

I feel like I have two diaries: my blog, and my Facebook statuses. Here’s a graphic created by the Facebook application “My Year in Status on Facebook” that summarizes the past year by showing representative Facebook statuses. It initially included a...

'The Big Lebowski' Syndrome

At lunch yesterday, a friend and I discussed how to keep our sons focused and motivated. I told her that many of our fears could be summed up in three words: ‘The Big Lebowski.’ This 1998 Coen brothers movie starred Jeff Bridges as Jeff Lebowski, aka The...

The luckiest person in La Canada

One of my loyal blog readers sent me these pictures from a recent accident involving a local young man. He’s lucky to have walked away from this unscathed. Don’t text or fiddle around with your iPod when you drive, or this might happen to you. And you...

Everyone should have an Uncle Bob

I used to joke with friends that it seemed that everyone has an Uncle Bob. If they don’t, then they’re missing something special. My Uncle Bob, my father’s only sibling, died just a few hours ago. He was young – just 71 – but he lived a...