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Two doors & 2-year-olds

Two doors & 2-year-olds

For the past year, I’ve been hearing how unique the practice of “door blocks” (or is it “stacks”?) is during sorority rush. As a diehard GDI, I feel like Margaret Mead when I try to understand why girls would crowd in doors and windows...
This house is looking “Up”

This house is looking “Up”

I have found the cutest house ever built: a replica of the quaint Victorian from the Disney movie, “Up.” The NY Times reports that a builder in Herriman, Utah obtained permission from Disney to recreate the house as accurately as possible, and put it up...
Were all those activities worth it?

Were all those activities worth it?

It’s no wonder I know so many people in our town; between all the activities that my kids have participated in over the past 15 years, I think our activity Venn diagram probably intersects with just about everyone in their age range. Here’s what I can...
How I prepared my kids’ computers for college

How I prepared my kids’ computers for college

These days it’s no longer enough to arrive on a college campus with a good pen and some spiral notebooks. The modern student needs to be able to look up assignments, research and collaborate online, and produce professional-looking projects. As a result, every...
My hero: Father Gregory Boyle

My hero: Father Gregory Boyle

If I were on the committee to choose the next Catholic saint, I’d choose Father Gregory Boyle, founder of Homeboy Industries. He may not have turned water into wine, but his selfless devotion to L.A.’s toughest gangbangers has helped produce miraculous...