On Talking “Dirty”

We are all kinds of screwed up about sex in this culture, but listening to people confuse sexual assault with “dirty” talk is the most egregious example I have seen in a long time. We need a sexual ethic of healthy intimacy AND healthy honesty, but before we start working on that we need to draw a clear and explicit line that – no matter how wealthy and/or powerful you are – you are never, ever, under any circumstances entitled to sexually assault someone else. Continue reading

Congratulations John-Francis!

John-Francis graduates from High School tomorrow.  Even though I’ve been reminded of this reality every day for weeks, it still seems highly unlikely since, only yesterday, I was dropping him off at The Galloway School for his first day of kindergarten.  I remember how he matter-of-factly climbed out of his carseat and… Continue reading

How To Never Become a Grown-Up

If you wish to download this as a PDF formatted for a single page, click here: Never Become a Grown-Up (Printable). Few people actually grow wiser as they age.  Even if we do, we all feel like we’re walking around in our parents’ clothes pretending to be adults.  90% of the… Continue reading