The Elusive Perfect Life

This year’s 4th of July weekend found me in a secluded Maine ski town for a friend’s wedding. Seated with some old school friends, all of whom are living single, I was the lone representative of the married-with-kids contingent. “You must be so happy now that you’re not single,” one of my old classmates remarked … Continue reading

Why Paul Ryan Matters for Parents

Should Americans care that Paul Ryan is drawing a red line around his weekends? Americans can, and do, ignore many happenings on Capitol Hill, because they don’t see a connection to their lives. However, Ryan’s raising work-life balance and rewriting the job description for Speaker of the House could be the exception. Some parenting decisions … Continue reading

Do It For G-d (and Country)

Sorry, New York Times, but wealth inequality cannot explain every societal trend. Culture is powerful, and understanding various groups’ cultural habits helps us understand those individuals’ behavior. A case in point is an article The Timesrecently ran about Cuba’s population, observing: By almost any metric, Cuba’s demographics are in dire straits. Since the 1970s, the birthrate has been in … Continue reading