Middle school for life.
The truth is, I’ve always wanted to be a cowboy.
No, not the kind who rides the range, roping steers and busting broncos.
I was challenged to a fight the other day.
Walking to my car in a Berkeley parking lot, I felt before I saw that familiar, menacing…
“That’s too much butter,” is what her mom would say and I’d agree, even though I know there isn’t that much there.
The committed relationship is a numbers game. In one column, there are the benchmark figures that define the exercise.
Tell me again how sports are silly or, at best, inconsequential.
I know a book is great when I have to stop reading it.
My whole day is spent worrying about other people’s children.
Who says the long term relationship can’t sometimes provide those thrilling moments usually reserved for dating?
I don’t sleep all that much. When I do, it’s usually a slate-clearing state of blankness, a pure mental reboot.
Headline construction is, in and of itself, a skill.
In a world of smart phones and split-second search engines, having a very common name can create an uncommon experience.
A new book is the best type of blind date. I relish the tremulous thrill of meeting young writers, as well as finding fresh works from long…
I was feeling a little low the other day. Not depressed, really.
“I just came to say goodbye,” he said through the nine-paned glass door.
Even the best friendships are hard. They’re like living organisms in need of care and feeding.
My genome is clearly wonky in spots, with entire nitrogen base pair strings apparently set aside for the ability to enjoy fast food or find…
It was both Halloween and the day of the Giants’ World Series victory parade, making a holiday in San Francisco twice over.
The papers were all signed and the money was deposited, years’ worth of savings gone in the click of an invisible transfer.
“Time to go,” I said, as gently as a third call can be.
We settled in softly for a little Sunday afternoon couch camping.
I’m happy and proud that my child has many things I didn’t at her age.
I’ve never been a good sleeper. As long as I can remember, I have simply needed less than other people.
Strange as it may seem, I find that a two-cup coffeemaker has significantly altered my everyday life.
Our building was ten stories tall, but the one next door had only eight floors of its own.
If you drive an expensive car, it’s perhaps a good idea to trust an experienced mechanic.
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