Now Spit

Previously posted in Huffington Post on December 13, 2016 I went to the dentist for my six month check up last week. I didn’t want to be there. Are you surprised? I hate all of the poking and scraping. It was also the day before my daughter’s 14th birthday. I...

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Don’t Know Much About History

Previously posted in Huffington Post Remember that song? “Don’t know much about history. Don’t know much biology. Don’t know much about science book . . .” It was released in 1960 – before my time. I remember it from Animal House. I know, that’s like my kids knowing “Staying Alive”...

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Zika, Olympic Fever and Other Threats

Previously posted in Huffington Post Zika. The scariest four-letter word for any Olympic athlete in 2016. Some experts demanded that the Olympics be postponed. Several athletes didn’t wait around for the experts to take action. They just stayed home to avoid the threat. Now that the Olympics are coming to...

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The Heart of Mike Pence

Published previously in Huffington Post It’s official. Governor Mike Pence of Indiana is Trump’s pick for Veep (great show, by the way). Most people are “meeting” him for the first time. I “met” him in March 2014, when he became the fourth Governor to sign the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Prevention Act...

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Mother’s Day – Post Mortem

Published in the Huffington Post Another Mother’s Day is in the books. It is my 44th. For thirty-one years, the day was dedicated to honoring my mother. In my 32nd year, we welcomed Sally, our first child. Whoa did Mother’s Day change! It became so much more special and relevant...

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The $600,000 Vacation

Published in the Huffington Post This vacation was out of control. Their room was $5,900 a night. The helicopter ride cost $36,347. They spent more than $1,000 a day on drugs. It was like nothing I’d ever heard of before. Last summer, my friends took their family to Virginia. They...

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No Sh#* Sherlock

Published in the Huffington Post No sh*#, Sherlock. How fun is this phrase? C’mon, you’ve used at least once in your life. You know . . . the answer or outcome is so completely obvious that you sit in awe of someone doesn’t know it. I remember it being popular...

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When Life (and Death) Imitates Art

Published in the Huffington Post Do your kids play sports? Mine do. When they are young, they are just so adorable. It’s great just seeing them run around with their friends (even if they get distracted by a plane or butterfly). Then, our imaginations run wild. How good will he...

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Do You Believe in Destiny?

Published in the Huffington Post. Do you believe in destiny or are you one of those “that’s just a coincidence” kind of people? Let’s say you’ve been dying to go to a concert and your friend calls at the last minute to invite you. Destiny or coincidence? What if you...

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Simon and Back to the Future

Published by the Huffington Post Happy Back to the Future Day! Yes, in case you missed it like I did 30 years ago, Marty traveled to October 21, 2015 in Back to the Future II. It seems like yesterday that I watched this epic movie. “Where we’re going, we don’t...

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