| Apr 14, 2011
| 2:15 PM
When columnist Erma Bombeck published her book "The Grass is Always Greener Over the Septic Tank" in the mid-1970s, she was trafficking in suburban, comedic gold. Septic systems were universal — iconic, even — and as close as a waste...
| Mar 25, 2012
Julie Gaver really does like shoes, as she indicated in the title of her recent book, "Must Love Shoes 2."
But mostly, Gaver, a Tri-State-area corporate trainer and public speaker, loves a good story. Even a story about her own misadventures.
| Feb 23, 2012
| 3:52 PM
All of this exposure and economic impact.
All of the hype and the hoopla.
All of the celebrities and festivities.
All because this man believed.
All because Pat Williams believed in Orlando.
Believed in Magic.
And now, as Orlando gets ready to...
| Jul 9, 2012
It says "memoir" on the jacket of this book, and this time, it's true.
Anna Quindlen has been the diarist of baby boomers, and women boomers especially, since she began writing at the age of 18 for the New York Times, where her columns won a Pulitzer...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 3:30 PM
Get your pen, keyboard or tattoo gun, everybody, and please write this down: Women are funny and always have been.
Women's humor is not a "new thing." It's not like an iPhone 5, the use of genomic analysis in medicine or gay couples with babies on prime-...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 3:54 PM
The kids returned to school this past Monday... my sanity sputtering close behind. I would have made a full recovery from the 24/7 togetherness of summer sooner, only I've been buried in papers I have to fill out for both kids and turn back into their...
| Sep 19, 2011
| 4:40 PM
Most everyone thinks his or her mother is unique. Whether the best, craziest, most aggravating or most loving, Mom is usually in a class all her own. That works against the latest musical from Jeanie Linders, creator of the phenomenon “Menopause:...
| Nov 24, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Coming up with things to say during a toast at a family dinner is a perenially difficult chore -- especially if you want to avoid the well-worn cliches. So if in doubt about what you're going to say, why not......
| Sep 19, 2011
| 1:32 PM
Most everyone thinks his or her mother is unique. Whether the best, craziest, most aggravating or most loving, Mom is usually in a class all her own.
That works against the latest musical from Jeanie Linders, creator of the phenomenon "Menopause: The...
| Sep 12, 2011
| 2:33 PM
Hero. Ishmael. Ramsey. Sophie. Bonnie.
Those are, in order of appearance, the names of thedogs — all mutts — with whom I have shared my life from the time I was 4 years old. And if you listen to Wade Rouse — which you most assuredly...
| Nov 10, 2011
Bil Keane, a cartoonist who chronicled the lighter moments of family life for more than 50 years through the gentle, heartfelt humor of the "Family Circus" comic strip, has died. He was 89.
Keane died Tuesday of congestive heart failure at his longtime...
| Nov 16, 2011
| 2:13 PM
"The funny thing about Thanksgiving, or any huge meal, is that you spend 12 hours shopping for it and then chopping and cooking and braising and blanching. Then it takes 20 minutes to eat it and everybody sort of sits around in a food coma, and then it...