This Magic Elmoment

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  Our boys are talking a lot these days. They say, “I want more” and “All gone” and “Here ya go” and “I don’t want it.” But it’s “Elmo” (or “Melmo,” according to Jem) that we hear more than any other word during the day, and that’s because our kids see the world through Elmo-colored glasses. “Elmo!” they ...

Punk as Fudge

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  Have you ever read Cheryl Strayed? A friend introduced me to her and I spent the next couple weeks curled up with my laptop, weepily making my way through “Dear Sugar” columns and feeling bad about myself because, compared to her, my writing had as much wisdom and beauty as a sack of farts. She’s ...