The Flight of the Lentils

  Last night, we celebrated my brother-in-law’s birthday over pizza.  Sitting at our long table in the pizza joint, my husband and his brother bantered about football scores, as the rest of us looked over the menu.  The choices were pizza…or pizza.  But the real conundrum for me was…can we all agree on toppings?  From…

Can My Mother-in-law and I Just Get Along?

Can my mother-in-law and I just get along? This is an age old question, which I’m sure has been cried out to the heavens by millions of married woman around the globe.  No matter what culture, many women have to struggle to reach an equilibrium with their mother-in-laws that they, and their husbands, can live…

A Son by Any Other Name

  My dad was a funny man.  Always one to crack jokes, tease and make up funny names for people, he seemed at ease in any situation.  But when my husband showed up at the front door to pick me up for our first date, I cringed.  Though Dad shook hands with him and politely…