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We are deep into tomato season and I am looking for ways to use up my tomatoes other than raw tomato salads. Using flavorful chicken sausages is a great way to add flavor and texture to your tomatoes. Enjoy!... Read more
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If you're like me, you probably have taken thousands of photos with your phone and while some will definitely bring back incredible memories of a vacation getaway or that first time you adopted a puppy, the rest are just a complete blur. Which birthday was that photo taken from? Was it last year or three years ago?... Read more
When you grow up in a two bedroom apartment like I did in Queens NY, seldom are there opportunities for a kid to learn basic home improvement or repair tricks of the trade. Unless you were the son of the building's super, which I wasn't by the way, most apartment raised kids don't have a clue on how to fix anything. I have been a home owner in Westchester NY now for seventeen years and can shamefully, but honestly say, not once during that time, have I ever fixed, installed, repaired, refurbished, adjusted, tinkered with, or altered anything in my home myself. I wish that weren't the case and I know my wife wonders why she never put home competency on her checklist for requisite qualities in a man who she would ever marry.... Read more
Baseball, pool and bike. Baseball, pool and bike. As a kid, those were the only things on my mind when summer arrived, school let out and very little stood in my way of a great time. While the kids I grew up with had mixed summer interests, the one thing we all had in common was how much we loved going to the pool. It didn't matter what you were doing before the pool and it didn't matter after. All we knew was that going swimming at some point during the day was one of summer's inalienable rights. I think that's true for most kids today. Maybe not for all, but certainly most children think of water when they think of summer.... Read more
My 10-year-old son Drew suffered a concussion this year. It was a freak accident when he was snowboarding - and he WAS wearing a helmet. This experience made me much more aware of the growing problem of concussions in youth sport. ... Read more
How many arguments did you get into with your parents growing up about not monopolizing the house phone? Call waiting was the greatest invention as far as my mom was concerned. I could no longer be oblivious to the fact that someone else might be trying to contact her while I was yapping to friends about nonsense. Parents and kids just don't have those fights anymore. The busy signal has become virtually obsolete and since anyone and everyone has their own mobile phone, there is no need to quibble about whose call is more important. And while technology has eliminated that problem, it has created one far more severe. Those smartphones are creating a generation of socially awkward misfits that only know how to express themselves with their thumbs and not their mouths. I am shocked and somewhat dismayed by the inability of most teenagers to talk on the phone. I don't want to pat myself on the back too much, but I have actually been able to get my daughter to talk to her friends on the phone and even call potential employers for summer job opportunities. I'm still working on it with my son, but it is definitely moving in the right direction. ... Read more
Plus: 18 Year Old Pens Chizi's Tale, An Inspiring Children's Book that Gives Back , Why I Am Hopelessly Addicted to Younger, SO IT TURNS OUT I'M A CLOSET FEMINIST, Take Back the Kitchen: Spinach with Chick Peas, and even more in the archives!
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