Friday, April 18, 2014


"Mom? Who's your favorite American Idol judge? Mine's Keith Urban because he seems nice."

"I like Harry Connick Jr."

"You just like Harry Connick Jr because he's smart and funny and handsome and tall. Like dad."

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Field Tripping

"Mom? Remember how at the field trip today we kept walking up that super steep hill and then in circles over and over? That was weird. And what about that dead mouse we saw by that driveway? How do you think he died? He didn't look eaten or anything. Remember when all the kids in your group ran in different directions? That was awkward. You were funny how you kept saying, "If you can hear me clap once! If you can hear me clap once!" over and over. Remember on the bus when all the kids were trying to guess your age? Remember? That was an awesome field trip."

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The Drive (Dayenu)

Max Goldfish, the Jewish Beta

"Mom? It's already time to get up and we barely just went to sleep! Passover at Cousin Joannie's kept us up super late, right?"


"Did you get lost in your car because me and Dad almost did because they were working on the road and there were big arrow signs and lights and trucks and we had to take a different freeway to get home."

"I didn't get lost but it was pretty confusing. I was following you guys but then I didn't see you."

"Yeah, we ended up in this lane that wasn't moving at all. Dad said it was for no reason and then I said, "You people are bad drivers!" really loud. Dad said I had a thing called 'backseat-road-rage.'"

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Man in the Moon

"Hey, Bob there's a lunar eclipse tonight."

"What's that?"

"It's when the earth is directly between the sun and the moon, aligned exactly."


"Yeah, it's happening around 2:30 in the morning. Should we all get up to see it?"

"Well Mom, you can set an alarm for yourself but I need my sleep. I'm a growing boy."

Monday, April 14, 2014

Two New Things

Hi Favorites.

I've got two new things to tell you about.

First, I am excited to tell you that some of my writing has been included in a new humor anthology. I'm in great company in this collection of stories we've written about our moms. Buy a copy or two and boom, you're done with your Mother's Day shopping. You're welcome.

Next, because my new raw/vegan situation has brought a lot of questions and curiosity, I have started a blog just about that topic. I've found that eating raw/vegan doesn't have to be time consuming or expensive and my body is already starting to thank me in many ways. You can follow along as I wade into this new lifestyle at

Thanks, guys. I mean it.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Smacksy Sunday Links

Sa-wing and a double.

A tiny film about two ladies flying for the first time. I'm in love with them.

Materialsim, minimalism, and immortality symbols.

A brilliant tour of British Isle accents.

Beck is sounding all grown up and everything. I like it.

And puppies and their tiny stuffed animals cuddling at nap time. Omg you guys. This is everything.

Happy Sunday.