Now begins the time of year where family > work

The holidays are when family means more than work

Ah, Monday. But this is a specific Monday! It’s the Monday of Thanksgiving week! (At least in the United States.) So you probably work today, maybe tomorrow, no more than half of Wednesday, and then you’re likely off for the… Continue Reading


No, Mother’s Day doesn’t mean your mom is perfect


The No. 1 brand in the entire world isn’t Apple, or Exxon, or Google, or anything like that … it’s¬†motherhood. That’s the most tied up in “should-be good” feelings, the future of our world, and everything that we’re taught is… Continue Reading

Bullshit Studies 101: “Parenting Time Doesn’t Matter.”

Parenting Time Does Matter

I quote studies and research on here all the time, because, well, frankly I’m personally not that intelligent — so I figure if anyone is going to assign any veracity to anything I say, I should probably back it up… Continue Reading

The biggest themes of the most-shared Internet content are…

What Does The Internet Think About?

If you read David Plotz’s goodbye letter from Slate a while back, you might assume that all that matters on the Internet is memes and funny (or animal) pictures. (Hell, if you’ve ever been on the Internet for 45 or… Continue Reading


Patrick Pichette (Google CFO) story: Yep, it’s awesome. But uh, he’s rich.

Patrick Pichette

This Patrick Pichette story (he was the CFO of Google) is going a little bit viral today. Here’s the basic rundown.¬†He retired from a plum job way before you’d think an average American male in such a job would retire,… Continue Reading


The true lesson of Stuart Scott is found in ESPN as a family

Stuart Scott

Not to get dramatic here to open, but when 9/11 happened, I was living in DC (college) although I’m originally from New York. Obviously 9/11 was a f’n terrible event and it doesn’t take much to contextualize exactly how bad… Continue Reading


It’s perfectly fine to talk about dark issues at the holidays, you know?

Debbie Bauer McGonigle

If you read the last couple of things I wrote, you’d probably be like “WHOA! That dude is DEPRESSED!” In reality, I’m not. My life is definitely a lot better than it was in December of 2013 (detailed a little… Continue Reading

Ironically, the holidays are probably the least transparent time of the year

Family Holidays

I always find this funny, every single year, at every single job I’ve ever had and with almost every friend I’ve ever known and their subsequent co-workers: people run around from Dec. 6 on talking about how busy they are,… Continue Reading