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I tried The Latest Facebook Challenge; I Lasted Ten Minutes

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!Last week I read about a guy who did an experiment: For two days, he liked everything on Facebook. Stuff that was completely opposite of what he believed in, stuff that he most definitely did not like, stuff that he […]

Creamy Hershey’s Syrup Dessert Dip Recipe

[The following post is sponsored by Hershey] My family uses a lot of Hershey’s Syrup, especially in summer. My son Jake and I both love chocolate milk, and I’ve been incorporating it into my exercise recovery. With the right balance of carbs to protein, chocolate milk helps me recover after my longer runs (and man, […]

Windows Phone’s New Driving Mode

I don’t text while driving. Period. I can’t believe that I even have to mention that. If you text while driving, you’re a horrible person. Stop it. Of course, the one time I really really needed to text something to someone right away, I pulled over to the side of the road…and hit a bicyclist. […]

What My Kids Give Me, Besides The Obvious

I think it’s a given that my kids give me love and affection and joy and exhaustion and the occasional cold and near heart attack. All that kid-related stuff. But they also give me structure. With both of them off at camp I’m finding my life completely devoid of structure, and I don’t really like […]

Hands-On Impressions Of The Surface Pro 3

[The following post is sponsored by Microsoft] Last night I went to a Microsoft Store to play with the Surface Pro 3. I have some Surface experience – I own the 1st generation Surface RT. But they’re barely related. The Surface Pro 3 I used last night was basically a powerful laptop in the body […]

Take the Pompeian Pledge For August!

[The following post is sponsored by Pompeian.] When Pompeian asked me to write a sponsored post about olive oil, I told myself that it would be a no-brainer. I already use a lot of olive oil when cooking. It’s delicious on pasta and pizza (and I eat a lot of pasta and pizza!). I always […]

No, Breastfeeding Like THAT Is Not Natural

I’ve been trying to ignore all of the pictures and press releases lately about celebrities breastfeeding their kids. I get that they’re proud to be moms and I think that they genuinely think that they’re helping the breastfeeding cause. But they bother me, these glamour shots of actresses and models looking fabulous while feeding their […]

New FitBit App For Windows Phone

Sometimes you write a post knowing that it will have broad appeal. Other times… I’m guessing there are roughly three people in the middle of this Venn diagram. This post is for you. Honestly, I could have added another circle to that diagram to reduce the number of interested readers even more: people who have […]

Win A Hershey’s Syrup Sundae Prize Pack!

[The following post is sponsored by Hershey’s] A few months ago some new people moved in next door, and they have a fire pit. I’m totally jealous of their fire pit, mostly because I love s’mores! They’re the best part of camping. In fact, pretty much the only part of camping that I actually like. […]

Why Funding The Arts In Schools Matters

The other night I was sitting in the auditorium at Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in Astoria, Queens. Actually, technically, I was sitting in the Tony Bennett Concert Hall. And Tony Bennett himself was also sitting in the Tony Bennett Concert Hall, with his wife, Susan Benedetto. The two of them had founded the […]