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Kate the Great

Sick of all the Royal Wedding hype deluging the media these days? Not me. To be honest, I can’t wait for the big day. Not because I’m a hopeless romantic or a fan of the…

April’s Fools, all year long

Even though the college years are a few decades behind me and my friends, our taste in practical jokes, pranks and crotch-grabbing humor has never graduated. As charter members of the Accidental Adult club, my…

Lighten up. It’s National Goof Off Day.

Some holidays should never end. I’m not talking about Christmas, the Fourth of July or even the increasingly popular Halloween (which now features the increasingly uncomfortable Adult Costume Party). Today is National Goof-Off Day. It’s…

How did you know, Mexico?

If mind-readers really exist, I think they reside in droves south of our border. At every turn during my family’s five-day Mexican resort vacation (generously comped by my time-share owning in-laws), someone, somewhere, was always…

Weather wimp

This might be sacrilege for any Minnesotan to admit, but I’m going to say it. I’m an indoorsman. To anyone who knows me, that’s hardly news. But what might be surprising to some is that…

My coach approach

One weekend not too long ago, my eight-year-old son Finn concluded his third consecutive year of playing basketball in a Saturday morning youth athletics league. That weekend also marked another milestone. It was the third…

Dinner parties: Dos and don’ts

Nothing separates the real adults from the accidental adults quite like entertaining. By now most of us probably know which fork to use with our salad. But deep down many still feel out of place…

An open letter to Winter

Dear Winter: You bastard. So you decide this is the year you’ll make a little more noise than usual – delivering your biggest blast in decades, dropping historic snowfalls and blowing arctic air across the…

Super Sunday

As millions prepare to host or attend Super Bowl parties across the U.S., I’m reminded of a story I recently heard that suggested Europeans loathe watching important soccer matches in large groups. As my friend…

Man cold

Heart racing . . . eyes watering . . . body aching . . . Typically this means I’m watching Jennifer Love Hewitt in a Lifetime Channel movie. But not this time. I have a…