Category Archives: Parenting

All Together Now

What is the take away from “Yellow Submarine”? “Avoid Blue Meanies” certainly and possibly “Be Nice,” but the maligned Jeremy Hillary Boob, PhD also instructs, “Ad hoc, ad loc and quid pro quo. So little time, so much to know.” Truer words never uttered by an animated quadruped. That there are limitations on how much…Read the full article

The Finger

As much fun as it is to point fingers, isn’t it even more satisfying to be judgmental? Condescending certainly makes me feel superior. I’m not proud of it, but I have been guilty of viewing myself as above my peers. After all, I get to the gym frequently and on a given day drive right past Krispy…Read the full article

Working

I get it. If what you’re doing is working for you who am I to tell you different? If you are content, it’s none of my business how you got there. On the other hand, if you are making yourself and your loved ones miserable, shouldn’t we at least have a conversation about your choices?…Read the full article

Crosswalk

Statistically improbable as it may seem, a Miami driver actually did come to a complete stop at a crosswalk this past Saturday. A dozen of my running buddies and I waved cheerfully as we took a step on to 57th Ave. We then froze in our proverbial tracks as another car whipped around the stopped…Read the full article

Oops

  It seems that one of my running buddies may have missed the point of these past 300-something columns almost entirely.  I was describing what a pleasant time my younger son and I had had on a recent car trip. We took turns finding trivia questions online: which MLB team had the most wins in…Read the full article

Savings Account

“I would trade all my tomorrows for a single yesterday,” Janice Joplin suggested shortly before her death from a heroin overdose severely limited any and all of her tomorrows. “I will gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today,” intoned Whimpy, amusing generations who knew the truth: charming guy; but Tuesday would never come. “What…Read the full article

Job Opportunity

My colleague, the head clinician, needs to hire a new therapist. The criteria for the position are extensive. The 14 to 17-year-olds at this program are clinically complex. An appropriate applicant must be able to handle kids who have not previously met with success. These kids have done poorly in the classroom, on the athletic…Read the full article

Missing Link

Thirty Year Old True Fact: The more milk an infant drinks, the less likely she is to be a heroin addict as an adult. Similarly, the less milk an infant drinks, the more likely she is to be addicted to heroin as an adult. Admittedly, correlation does not imply causality. Just because two things go…Read the full article

Book ‘Em

What do the following books have in common? The Red Badge of Courage, 1984, “Julius Caesar,” The Grapes of Wrath, Lord of the Flies, The Diary of Anne Frank, Call of the Wild, and Flowers for Algernon? If you said, “some of the most depressing books ever written,” I would agree. Or as my sarcastic older daughter pointed out after I…Read the full article