Sand in the Gears

None of the Above

Friday, October 6th, 2006 Posted in Curmudgeonry | Comments Off on None of the Above

Last month we got a letter from an organization that calls itself "People to People International." They were writing to invite our daughter to attend, at our expense, be sure, an educational experience in Australia. The letter assured us that ...

About Your Princess

Thursday, June 29th, 2006 Posted in Curmudgeonry, The Art of Parenting | 16 Comments »

Word to the wise, formulated during my morning jog: it's probably not a good idea to give your daughter a vanity plate, or any type of gear for that matter, that says: "Princess." Because she just may start to believe it. Do ...

Driving III: Brake Not, Lest Ye Be Beaten

Friday, January 6th, 2006 Posted in Curmudgeonry | 11 Comments »

Okay, about the exit and entry ramp. We all face the challenge of adjusting to those around us. Some of us, like the Unabomber, fail miserably. Others, like Regis Philbin, are annoyingly good at it. Still others, like Dick Clark, ...

Driving, Deux

Thursday, January 5th, 2006 Posted in Curmudgeonry | 8 Comments »

I feel a host of driving missives boiling up, reminiscent of my series of critiques of libertarianism a few years back, also affectionately known as "The Great Ayn Rand Beat Down of 2002." So let's talk about a sub-species of the ...

Driving Instruction

Wednesday, January 4th, 2006 Posted in Curmudgeonry | 13 Comments »

Did you know I used to drive professionally? There are all kinds of interesting secrets I keep from you. It's all part of the mystique, the allure that keeps you coming back to Sand in the Gears. What kind of driving, ...