A brown belt for Big Guy – not that it’s important
Mon, 12/03/12 – 12:49 | Comments Off

It was testing week in karate and, as usual, Big Guy was under the gun. Not as much as he used to be, when he didn’t have a clue and had to frantically cram, but …

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Pay for play – innocent or evil?
Saturday, 8 Nov, 2008 – 17:40 | Comments Off
Pay for play – innocent or evil?

I was naive enough last season to be shocked the first time I saw it: A Dad reeling off dollar bills after a soccer game, one for each goal his son had scored.
I mentioned it …

Poll: Old tricks, new treats or not into it?
Sunday, 12 Oct, 2008 – 14:28 | 2 Comments
Poll: Old tricks, new treats or not into it?

Memories of my youngest niece’s Halloween costume when she was 3 inspired guilt pangs this week.
She was a Dalmatian. It was a stunningly simple project, once my sister-in-law moved heaven and earth to find plain …

Election issues: Enough about me. What do you think?
Friday, 3 Oct, 2008 – 21:32 | Comments Off
Election issues: Enough about me. What do you think?

I’ve looked at what John McCain and Barack Obama think about schools and health care. I know what other issues are on my mind headed into the final month of the campaign, but I’d like to know what you’re thinking about, too.

That’s why the election is the kick-off question on the first 9to5to9 poll. You can participate voting below.