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January 7, 2019
Electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) use has been increasing among young people in the United States over the past several years. In fact, in a recent statement, the U.S. Surgeon General declared e-cigarette use among youth an epidemic.View More...
January 1, 2019
There’s this guy Sisyphus.
I feel like he invented the New Year’s resolution.
You know Sisyphus—he’s the guy who works so hard to push that stupid boulder up the hill, only to have it roll down again at the end of his hard work.View More...
December 18, 2018
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December 18, 2018
“A house divided against itself cannot stand.” I believe the government cannot endure permanently half slave and half free. I do not expect the Union to be dissolved — I do not expect the house to fall — but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing or all the other.View More...
November 30, 2018
About that time when the last of the Halloween candy disappears, some of us start to feel down.
When the leaves surrender their homes and the trees become stark and bare as skeletons, we sense the coming apathy. When the whole world seems poised for an epic stillness… that’s when the predictable sluggishness of winter hits us hard.View More...
November 12, 2018
Question: Once you have discovered your teen is using pot and confronted the teenager about it, what’s your recommended next step?
Answer: It’s not unusual to find out one way or another that your teenager is using a substance. The most common ones are alcohol or marijuana.View More...
October 25, 2018
My kids roll their eyes when I tell them that being a sports fan is a lot like life. This is probably because I say it too much.
But just look at our rhetorical metaphors.
For football: “We went the whole nine yards.” Or “I didn’t have anything to lose, so I just tossed a Hail Mary.View More...
October 23, 2018
It’s not like we needed the recent supreme court hearings to know that things right now are super-tense.
Still, those hearings certainly didn’t help.
By my count, this is roughly the tenth time in the last three years I’ve been asked to write something about how parents can keep their heads in these trying political times.View More...
October 10, 2018
Today is World Mental Health Day.
I often find these kinds of distinctions a bit troublesome.View More...