May 7, 2011
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As we bid farewell (and good riddance) to 2012, it's time once again for me to revisit some of the stupid things I've said in this space over the past calendar year.
Here are four strategies to invoke the Christmas spirit.
You might not be surprised to learn that I have been given unprecedented access to the author of the hit new book, "Family Man: The Art of Surviving Domestic Tranquility."
Apparently FIBBS (the Federation of Intergalactic Big Box Stores) has decreed that this week, Friday will fall on Thursday.
If there's one point on which liberal teachers union activists and conservative school administrators agree, it's that the proposed charter school amendment would be bad for Georgia.
So, parents, when was the last time you talked to your 4-year-old about porn?
Most family men are capable of at least elementary food preparation: boiling, thawing, toasting, microwaving, dialing.
I have established an account on that legendary social network known as Twitter, and I have begun to share with the world my innermost feelings, fondest dreams, darkest fears, and other random inanities, all in 140 characters or less.
I've noticed that the wild things seem to be behaving a bit strangely these days.
This year I decided to write my Father's Day column a week early, as a service to all the fathers out there, including myself.
The Gwinnett area offers many options for access institutions.
My family loves to go to movies. Unfortunately, we also love to pay our mortgage, and the two things aren't necessarily compatible.
Ever since my daughter went off to college seven years ago, I've felt an incredible sense of loss.
Coaching is an all-consuming profession.
The best policy is for the happy couple to please themselves, whether in the naming of their children or anything else.
When it comes to keeping kids in college, having them on a real campus is better than connecting them by the web.
My son's question put me in an awkward positon of explaining what is so bad about pornography. Quite a bit, I told him, durng an uncomfortable but necessary discussion.
When it comes to finding the man of your dreams, ladies, it's best to leave a little to the imagination.
The leftist indoctrination of our youth continues unchecked.
Ideas on how to make a French connection.
True leadership requires humility, a willingness to listen, to admit that others might know more about a given area or situation, to acknowledge that one might actually be wrong on occasion.
Nose hair is one. Constantly searching for a restroom is another.
My take on real-life questions.
Team has made marked improvement but needs to take the next step toward being great.
To be honest, the Christmas season doesn't always live up to its hype.
For one, don't make eye contact with kiosk attendants.
It's never too late to create a fascinating, informative letter or email portraying immediate family members in ways that are both flattering and largely fictional.
Here are a few of my better deeds from the past year.
There may actually be some good things about having an HOA.
They can work well, but are mostly for more mature, motivated students.
Got manners? Probably not when it comes to talking on your cellphone.
Trip to New York City brings new view of Yankees.
Some parents hover a little too closely over their children.
The cost of a "free" education can be a bit high.
Teachers, please consider lightening the homework load.