Friday, April 4, 2014

Why is My Boy’s Hair Red?

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Photo: Color him red because Little League starts Saturday.

You’ll have to read my newspaper column, “Color them red for Little League success,” to find out.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Warming Up for Opening Day

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The clickity-tickity-tick of thousands of needles fighting unsuccessfully to stab through the shingled roof over my head woke me around six this morning.

Half-blinded by unfulfilled REMs while blinded the rest of the way by the  nearsightedness I’ve been cursed with since childhood, I groped the nightstand for my glasses before stretching over to reach the window shade.

Even in my bleariness, I clearly recognize winter’s last big ”eff you.”

View from my living room 7 a.m.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

#BanBossy a Misguided Publicity Stunt

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Sheryl Sandberg may be a brilliant technology executive, but she's no Noah Webster.

The chief operating officer of Facebook a year ago gave us her "sort of feminist manifesto" for women to succeed in business: Don't worry about being liked, don't give in too soon, work hard, and assert yourself. She padded that out to 240 pages, charged $24.95 a pop and called it "Lean In," a rallying cry that instead lent itself to jokes about shattering glass ceilings with low-cut blouses.