Month: June 2012

Why your friends think you’re a douchebag

June 29, 2012 / 0 Comments

Before I get into my real topic for today, I have to say this to CNN and FOX: Really, assholes? You got it WRONG? Listen, dudes. I write about employment law for a living. I read lots of court opinions every week. Compared to you, I have about four readers. But you know what? They’re paying…

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Daughter, meet Mr. Sandusky

June 25, 2012 / 7 Comments

Every now and then I trip over a news story and I get stuck on it. I read everything I can on it. I become sort of embarassingly well-versed on the backstory — which I don’t quite realize until I’m talking about it with someone and they give me a look and ask, “How do…

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The Irishman: Day three-six-five

June 24, 2012 / 1 Comment

Dear Irishman, This day last year, I did not know you. I did not know that the very next day you would ask to meet me. I did not know that I would try very hard not to like you or that you would be so persistent in showing me how wonderful you are. I…

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The confounding conundrum of Father’s Day

June 17, 2012 / 0 Comments

Since I did such a spectacular job of shooting my mouth off over Mother’s Day, I thought I should try to even things out and make sure that I posted today. So first, let me say Happy Father’s Day to all the dadly dudes out there. I hope you enjoy your day with your kids.…

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I sold my kid short

June 13, 2012 / 1 Comment

Last Friday. Me in my daughter’s school gym. Ready to bust into a million scattered pieces all over the room from nervous energy. My little girl was going to sing in the school talent show. By herself. She’d worked on the song “Make it Shine” by Victoria Justice for weeks. I knew she was ready.…

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My haunted house, part four

June 8, 2012 / 3 Comments

So things were quiet. Mostly. Yes, that lamp turned on when my mom was here but that was it for a while. And I find myself wanting to blow off electronic things. I suppose at this point I’ve watched enough Ghost Hunters to know that you have to look for another explanation first. There are…

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