In the brow-raising celebrity gossip corner, cyclist Lance Armstrong and rocker Sheryl Crow called it quits after two years of dating and a five-month engagement. While People magazine offered no reason for the split, it would have been Armstrong’s second marriage and Crow’s first at the age of 43. The couple shares a ranch in […] Continue reading

A neighbor’s dog punctured my son’s favorite ball in the park. As recompense, the kindly woman, who worked at the local library’s donation center, gave my son a book, The Travels of Babar. My husband and I jokingly refer to it as “Babar, the Racist, Imperial Elephant.” Babar and his companion, Celeste, find themselves marooned […] Continue reading