Easter Dinosaurs

What sense to make of Sri Lanka? On Easter Sunday a domestic radical group in Sri Lanka killed more than 200 people, using 7 suicide bombers. There was some advance warning. Intelligence agencies got wind…

Reconstituting Spaghetti Sauce

Leaving home is often painful. As the oldest son of a Sicilian mother, when I left, it was exceptionally so. I had been doing something that she did not approve of, and when I told…

Why so serious?

Like many people I was astounded when Donald Trump was elected to the office of President of the United States. I don’t know him personally, but he doesn’t seem like the kind of guy that…

If I told you why…

When my son was little he used to like to play outside a lot. At the end of the day I would call him in, and the conversation would go like this: Me: Rob, it’s…

How to Make It Work

This May my wife and I will be celebrating our 27th anniversary. I’d like to say that our marriage has lasted because I am such an expert on interpersonal relationships, but the sad truth is…

Trick or Treat

I was brooding on something that I had asked my wife to do several weeks ago that she hasn’t done yet. I was going to mention it again to her, but then I thought, It’s…