Lighter Side

Snow Day

Snow Days

I liked snow as a kid because it got me out of school. I like it now because it gets me out of work.... More

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A Perfect Childhood

Growing up in a small American town where, through the sweet haze of memory, time forever stands still.... More

Illustration by Brian Sanchez
Book Club Agony

When Judy Gruen's friend Eden invited her to join a book club, she was thrilled. But she soon learned, before joining a book club, first... More

If I Ruled the World
If I Ruled the World

Fast fixes for life’s annoying problems, from the ravages of winter to the horrors of household clutter. ... More

Smoke Alarm

Author and humorist Philip Gulley wonders, "What ever happened to the satisfying ritual of burning autumn leaves?"... More

An E-mail to Ben Franklin

Dear Doctor Franklin: As you get out onto the streets of Philadelphia, you will notice a remarkable number of fat people waddling about. Perhaps your return... More

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