The Systems Failed

I’m really disturbed by the Dan Turner assault. Disturbed is the best word I can think of. It’s on my mind a lot, like a problem I need to solve. I keep looking for more information, as if something will come to light that will explain how this happened. His image, and her words play […]

Enough With The “Mean Mom”

You know what I’m talking about. The “mean mom” is the (usually) self-appointed title taken on by Moms when they say “no” to their children, and then tell you about it. It usually comes up when said mom is asking other parents how they handle a given situation. When Mean Mom finds support for her […]

Things You Shouldn’t See At The Doctor’s Office

Going to the gynecologist’s office is no picnic, let me assure you. If you’re a man and don’t know firsthand, turning our heads and coughing would be a welcome experience compared to the annual gynecological check-up. A gynecological exam requires that you take everything off and allow someone you hardly know to view and feel your […]

“Barbie Dolls” and My Daughters

Several years ago I tossed every Barbie and Barbie-type doll my girls had. They weren’t played with very often, but they bothered me. I knew their bodies were so disproportionate that an actual, living woman would not be able to stand were she to have the same proportions.

Response From Toughman Triathlon

I received a quick and polite response to my letter to Toughman Triathlon yesterday. Here it is in full: Laura, I appreciate your feedback as it really matters to us what our racers and their families think. No offence was meant by having peelers from the magazine. We thought of it as a goof actually not something […]