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December 23, 2016
Here we are as in olden days,
Happy golden days of yore.
Faithful friends who are dear to us,
Gather near to us once more.
December 6, 2016
I can’t believe I’m going to begin (another) post by noting that the holidays are upon us.
I know that I’ve written a similar beginning for a seemingly similar article for all sorts of publications over the past few years. The holidays are wonderful, and frenzied, and stressful, and compact, and often overwhelming.View More... 2
November 22, 2016
If you’re old enough to have watched The Brady Bunch as a kid—or have seen re-runs more recently—you know that this was not a reality show about a blended family. Not only does Mrs.View More...
December 17, 2015
The holiday season is a time that’s supposed to be fun and memorable, but when you have a moody teen in the family, you may find it more memorable than fun—and perhaps not in a good way. Even the best of teens can be less than enthusiastic about spending extended amounts of time with the family.View More...
December 22, 2014
Intro music written and performed by Dr. Gene Beresin.
Outro music arranged and performed by Dr. Gene Beresin.
Well, there are all sorts of ways to answer this question. However, my favorite way to answer, as you might expect, is with a story. In fact, you might even call this story itself a classic from my youth.Podcasts View More...
December 23, 2013
The holidays are relaxing and fun.
You arrive at your parents’ or grandparents’ houses or apartments. You sleep, if you sleep at all, on a dusty old air mattress that sits on the living room floor. You sniffle. Everyone sniffles. And, no one can hear beyond the roar of everyone talking over each other at once.View More...
December 18, 2013
We like to play on our computers as much as anyone. But during the holidays, solitary screen time squanders the chance to play with siblings, parents, grandparents, cousins and friends who are also on vacation. Taking a break from work can also mean a chance to recharge without being tethered to our computers.View More...
December 16, 2013
Ah, it’s the holidays: a time for giving, but also a time for getting. If you’re a parent, you might be wondering if all this “stuff” you’ve been buying is making your child happier—or greedier. At the very least, you’d probably like your child to be happy with what he’s getting.View More...