The Sex Talk – Again

The Sex Talk – Again

  Saturdays Gavin Polone and I walk dogs and ponder life. He’s an unmarried, director-producer, father of none. To his credit, he not only doesn’t mind hearing about my kids,…

Scout Mom Celebrates

Scout Mom Celebrates

Hurrah! The Boy Scouts of America will allow gay Scouts as members. This is good news for straight boys, too. It sends the message to them and to their parents…

Saturdays with Gavin

Saturdays with Gavin

Saturday mornings Gavin Polone and I walk our dogs. Though we’ve known each other since high school, I credit the dogs with renewing our friendship, which, at first glance, does…

Letter to Mom

Letter to Mom

Dear Mom, When I was a teenager and we’d argue, you’d shake your head and mutter, “I can’t wait until you have kids someday and they talk back to you…

BH Bard

BH Bard

  About 400 years ago, William Shakespeare wrote a warning about the Ides of March and whether you read Julius Caesar in 7th grade or saw the play performed at…

College Personal Statements: Get Real

College Personal Statements: Get Real

            Tell us about a personal quality or accomplishment that is important to you. What about this quality or accomplishment makes you proud? How does…

Sleep Deprivation Spawns Zombie Teens

Sleep Deprivation Spawns Zombie Teens

The Invasion of the Body Snatchers crossed my mind last week when my High School Kid morphed into a Zombie.  Though Mr. UnHollywood and I are super-annoying, ask-all-the-wrong-questions at the…

The Boy Scouts of America Doesn’t Have to be Creepy

The Boy Scouts of America Doesn’t Have to be Creepy

              The other night at a trendy sushi place on La Cienega, a hip-looking woman slipped off her chair and slid to the floor….

TB Test Breaks Up Suitemates

TB Test Breaks Up Suitemates

Our College Kid’s suitemate tested positive for tuberculosis (“TB”)*. His suitemate didn’t seem concerned. “They did a lung x-ray and I’m clear.” My alarm bells began to clang. This is…

Please Forgive Me

Please Forgive Me

            “The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” — Mahatma Gandhi Is there a parent alive who hasn’t suffered through…