Parents Say the Darndest Things

Sep 30, 2016
Parenting changes you. And not just by turning things like sleeping in on the weekend and playing video games with every iota of your waking free time into distant memories, but also in more direct wa...

Florida, Strong and Weird

Jun 17, 2016
It isn’t easy to laugh in the wake of tragedy, and this week Florida has certainly seen more than its share. First it was the close-range murder of YouTube sensation Christina Grimmie while she ...

Inspiration, Big and Small

Nov 13, 2015
My kid can be pretty weird sometimes. I try not to make every single one of these columns lately about my son, but then again, something tells me that fifteen years from now when our primary interacti...

The Urine Courier

Sep 27, 2013
I have no idea what he needed all 1.45 gallons for, nor do I really want to know what kooky, lab experiments he could possibly be cooking up for which a normal, Dixie cup-sized sample of urine wouldn...

Lucky Seven(er)s

Jul 7, 2007
Today was supposed to be a day for my people to shine! And by my people, of course I mean all those who make up the mighty Sevener clan, the mightiest of families this side of the Eighters, proudly do...

Take the Monkey and Run!

Feb 4, 2005
It was to be just another ordinary day for Janice Cooper, resident biologist and animal enthusiast at Hancock Memorial Zoological Center in Clearwater, Florida, but when mother fate has her way with t...

Mutant Duck Food, Aisle Six

Jan 28, 2004
I’ve been told that some of my most adored columns to come off this website are the ones that go past the political blunders and Hollywood beats and provide a glimpse into the glamorous and ritzy li...