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  • Father of the Bride
    by John Christmann
    August 28, 2010

    My good friend Joe has three gorgeous daughters. His youngest just graduated from high school. His second daughter just graduated from co...

  • Men: The Inside Story
    by John Christmann
    August 28, 2010

    I would like to address a serious issue that has not gotten the attention it deserves: Men's Health. Men's Health is a subject that is i...

  • All Michael All The Time
    by John Christmann
    August 28, 2010

    Over the weekend I showed my kids how to Moon Walk. We were at an outside barbeque and a Michael Jackson song had just started pulsing fr...

  • Under My Thumb
    by John Christmann
    August 28, 2010

    As the election in Iran boiled over into demonstrations and violence last month, we learned that a revolution in communication is reshap...

  • A Car In Every Garage
    by John Christmann
    August 28, 2010

    Over the weekend I cleaned out my garage. This monumental task, which I reluctantly undertake whenever I start to crash into the bicycle...

  • Haircuts For Dummies
    by John Christmann
    August 28, 2010

    There are some important facts concerning electric hair clippers that I think everyone should know. For example, were you aware that cli...

  • Love is Deaf
    by John Christmann
    August 28, 2010

    Ah, the sounds of spring...robins twittering gaily in the morning...newly hung wind chimes ringing in the soft breeze...the gentle patte...

  • You Have Arrived At Your Destination
    by John Christmann
    August 28, 2010

    We have a Global Positioning System in our car. I punch in an address and a nice woman who is not my wife tells me when to turn. This is ...

  • Dial 1-800-Hubble
    by John Christmann
    August 28, 2010

    I saw on the news that NASA is repairing the Hubble Telescope. Given my own experience with in-home repair services, I can't help but won...

  • Star Trek: The Primer
    by John Christmann
    August 28, 2010

    Star Trek opened in theaters this weekend. It has been one of the most wildly anticipated TV show movie openings since The Simpsons came...

  • Sick of Mayonnaise
    by John Christmann
    August 28, 2010

    Today is Cinco de Mayo! For those who are confused by the recent flu epidemic originating from Mexico, let me remind you that Cinco de Ma...

  • Groom's Head Revisited
    by John Christmann
    August 28, 2010

    I, John, take you Leslie, to be my lawfully wedded wife . . . Tomorrow is my wedding anniversary. It's an important one. One that ends i...

  • Being Prepared
    by John Christmann
    August 28, 2010

    There are some experiences fathers are just not prepared for in life. Changing Diapers. Disneyland vacations. Driving a minivan. Purchas...

  • The Grocery Archipelago
    by John Christmann
    August 28, 2010

    Russian roulette is a very dangerous game. Very dangerous. Especially when it is played with shopping carts. Let me just say that I do n...

  • Field of Screams
    by John Christmann
    August 28, 2010

    When the movie Field of Dreams shows up on TV, I often watch it. As syrupy as the story is, I love how father and son are brought togethe...

  • Making The Grade
    by John Christmann
    August 28, 2010

    I received interim report cards for my two younger children. It was their first report card with letter grades. I placed the sealed envel...

  • One With Goofy
    by John Christmann
    August 28, 2010

    I recently took up snowboarding under the mistaken impression that I could enjoy a day on the slopes together with my thirteen-year-old s...

  • Spring Ahead
    by John Christmann
    August 28, 2010

    I have some good news! If you set your clock forward last week and you live in Sweden and you are reading this right now, then you are st...

  • Fear of Barbie
    by John Christmann
    August 28, 2010

    I have a confession to make. I am afraid of Barbie. This is not easy to admit; after all, a grown man should not be afraid of dolls--espe...

  • Faceless in New Jersey
    by John Christmann
    August 28, 2010

    I am not sure why, but I decided to open up a Facebook account. It was a totally humiliating experience. I realized that in the book of ...

  • Satellites Happen
    by John Christmann
    August 28, 2010

    The other day I returned to my car and discovered a rather large dent in the right rear fender. My car was parked in a public lot. Nobody...

  • Snow Day
    by John Christmann
    August 28, 2010

    The other night my kids entered into an important discussion inspired by thought provoking television programming. An announcer spoke as ...

  • The Birds and the Bugs
    by John Christmann
    August 28, 2010

    "What I wonder," I say opening another bag of Sweethearts-those little heart-shaped candy precursors to Instant Messaging that are stampe...

  • Lost And Found
    by John Christmann
    August 28, 2010

    James James Morrison Morrison Weatherby George Dupree Took great care of his mother, though he was only three. James James said to his ...

  • Turkey Heart
    by Therese Crowley
    August 28, 2010

    What is up with the wild turkeys? Last week we talked about the New Providence turkey stopping traffic - so Saturday morning, a friend o...