A Very Careful ThanksgivingRaising a child with food allergies has shown me how generous people can be. I’m so thankful.
The Best Novel About a “De-Gaying Camp” Ever WrittenEmily Danforth’s new book, The Miseducation of Cameron Post, is a fantastic addition to the coming-of-age canon.
I Still Love Obama. Love. Love. Love.Am I the last person in America who still adores President Obama?
Please Don’t Spill Your Child's Snacks All Over the PlaygroundIt seems like such a little thing, but it could save a food-allergic child’s life.
The Mississippi River Ran BackwardThe strange story of the massive 1811-12 New Madrid earthquakes, and why Midwesterners still haven’t gotten over them.
The GOP Base Loves Trump It sees itself in his foreign policy belligerence, anti-elite agitation, and raw bigotry.
One Thing Primates of Park Avenue Definitely Doesn’t Exaggerate: The Obscene Power of Designer Purses
Geeking Out I write about some of the uglier aspects of humanity. Sometimes escapism is exactly what I need.
How Tough Are the Vaccination Laws in Your State? And how many children are protected from dangerous diseases?