Popular wisdom alleges that acquiring a puppy can prepare you for having a baby. I always thought that was hogwash, until puppy rearing offered me a preview of how psycho a mom I could unwittingly become.
For the last couple of years my husband and I have been living on the edge. We're not skydivers or stunt pilots or Cirque du Soleil performers. We're simply your regular children of baby boomers, navigating a crappy economy and a world of student debt, all the while aspiring to do what we love.
Is cleansing a great, or even necessary, way to eliminate environmental toxins in this dirty day and age? Or is it a quick, possibly detrimental, weight loss gimmick that rarely maintains results? There's no secret to how one becomes this ambivalent. There is so much conflicting advice out there.
Kim and Kris' odd choice in wedding favours has me thinking about the custom of giving gifts to your guests in general. Is this a well-intentioned gesture, or does it say something about matrimony? Maybe we believe that if we engrave our initials on something, we'll lend permanence to our unions.