Cocaine for Children

I wrote this in 2004 while I was in graduate school. After witnessing a small child inhale copious amounts of Pixie Sticks and candy  while his father (a university [...]


Cooking with my Daughter

Even though my oldest daughter isn’t even two yet, she has a genuine love for cooking. She is my ultimate sous chef and helps me with breakfast each morning.  As soon as [...]

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The Mighty Mason jar

As a person who was born and grew up in suburban New Jersey, Mason jars were nonexistent in our home.  In my youth, my only encounters with using Mason jars were through our [...]


Clams on the Half Shell

As I anxiously anticipate the arrival of my second daughter, I can’t help but think of my own childhood and the great men that were in my own life. There were plenty of ups [...]