April 29th, 2009

Smooth Operator

Let me just say, for the record, as I break my fast with a big bowl of ice cream, that I wish I'd thought of this transgression sooner. It's hard to imagine a better remedy for a scratchy throat and an itchy soul. "Mmmmmmm": the sound the gears make as they get lubricated before starting the daily grind.

Diversity in the Marketplace

I'm at the toy store with Skylar, who is picking out a new Barbie. I could swear that the percentage of darker-skinned dolls has increased threefold since the last time she spent an extended period making a selection with me, roughly a year ago.Because this is Tucson, that means there's certainly more color on the shelves than in the aisles.