Monthly Archives: August 2015

How to cope with the end of summer

“No regrets.” -Tim Riggins, Friday Night Lights Something hard to miss happens every spring. Unlike Easter or Washington’s birthday, the date isn’t fixed, but it’s still a cause for celebration. It’s the first warm day. Usually sometime in March, suddenly it’s 50 or better. The sun is out. Not the low, blinding sun of February, […]

Stop me before I buy parachute pants for my kids

G.I. Joe, Transformers,  Reading Rainbow, boomboxes, Atari, and parachute pants: my generation loves nostalgia. And we should, we learned from the masters. Throughout the retro 80s, baby boomers nursed an obsession with their own youths with shows like “The Wonder Years,” and movies like “La Bamba,” “Dirty Dancing,” “Peggy Sue got Married,” and “Back to […]