Pedaling Made Easy, on the Econic One Comfort Limited Bike

During the pandemic, there was an explosion of interest in recreational cycling, and e-bikes were a huge beneficiary of a new class of pedalers who wanted to get out into the fresh air, engage in a little physical activity, but… Continue Reading →

Peaceful Parenting: Meeting the Complex Needs of Children in Our Complicated Times

Parenting expert Kiva Schuler presents a radically different approach to parenting, where we stop asking so many questions about how to get children to behave and examine our behaviors, expectations, and values as parents To raise happier humans with the… Continue Reading →

I Got Invsalign in My 50s and Here’s What Happened

I had braces when I was in third, fourth and fifth grade. After that, I had a retainer for less than a year, but I kept losing it and breaking it, so my parents refused to get me another. They… Continue Reading →

If the Sock Fits, Love It

I love socks. Some may say I have a sock fetish. Slipping on a cozy, well-fitting sock that caresses my foot can make my whole day. I have a sock drawer that is overflowing, and unfortunately, many of those socks… Continue Reading →

How to Game LA and Win, Despite Taking a Beating

A Black Eye and a Broken Finger Didn’t Change My Love for LA, and I Even Learned a Few New Tricks  I usually visit Los Angeles a couple of times a year, returning to the hangouts I frequented when I… Continue Reading →

The Ultimate iPhone Case Gift Guide

The Case of the Best Smartphone Cases for Christmas Lots of people will be getting new iPhones for Christmas, and the first thing they must have is a great case. OtterBox has been my go-to for stylish and highly functional… Continue Reading →

Kids, Parents, School and Politics Now in Session

An Expert Weighs in on What Topics are Safe and How to Talk Politics in the Classroom With some students already back in school for the 2022-2023 year and midterm elections around the corner, political discussions are sure to come… Continue Reading →

Thinking About a New Car? You’d be Lucky to Get Into One of These

If you’ve driven past any car dealerships lately you’ve certainly noticed the empty lots. In case you haven’t heard, due to the pandemic-driven work-stoppage-labor shortage-supply-chain-issues, there is an extreme scarcity of microchips used to operate the electronic systems of most… Continue Reading →

Three biking accessories to crank up your ride

Whether you’re cruising the beach path with the family or date-day with your spouse, level up your cycling experience with these accessories to make riding a breeze.   Smart conversation Cycling with a friend doubles the fun, though trying to… Continue Reading →

The post-pandemic visit to LA that never was

I went back to LA again this summer. It was my second trip there since the start of the pandemic. It started much better than my previous visit three months earlier, during spring break in April 2021. The city had… Continue Reading →

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