Widowers Stick Together

Posted on 02/21/2012 by | Caregiving | Comments

CaregivingWhen you’re a man grieving the death of your wife or partner, casseroles just don’t cut it.  They have to deal with their loss and adjust to a different life. In the old days, if you were a guy, you toughed it out by yourself until you “got over” it. Women more typically vent and share their anguish through established venues like support groups. Sure, men can attend too, but often don’t return, finding themselves outnumbered by females and uncomfortable …

The Takeaway: Not Worried About the Heat? You Should Be; Debt Ceiling Updates

Posted on 07/20/2011 by | The Takeaway | Comments

Bulletin TodayThe summer heat wave that continues to blister the nation has claimed 13 lives in the Midwest, including a 65-year-old Kansas man who died while mowing his lawn. His internal body temperature was 107 degrees, police said. Still not worried about the heat? You should be. Also: How to protect yourself during a heat wave. (If might even be too hot to do what the guy on the left is doing.)

Forever Young? Balderdash!

Posted on 06/16/2011 by | My Life, Examined | Comments

Your LifeI live in a city where it’s still O.K. to look dowdy, especially if you’re a man. In fact, you can go places in Washington with a good head of grey hair and the Brooks Brothers sport jacket you wore in high school. Sometimes, if you also have a boyish glint in your eye, you can even get the top job in town (see: Clinton, William Jefferson). So I was thrown off guard a few weeks ago when Tommy, a …

Celebrating Father’s Day

Posted on 06/14/2011 by | Volunteering | Comments

Your LifeWith Father’s day quickly approaching, I want to take a moment and discuss family. I believe there is nothing more powerful on Earth than family and home. Home is not just our physical address. It’s who we are and where we belong; there are different elements that can make up a family and a home. I can tell you from this unexpected journey last year that how The Tuohy’s have historically thought of “family” has changed and continues to become …

Have Sex, Find God

Posted on 06/9/2011 by | My Life, Examined | Comments

RelationshipsYou probably remember the scene. Alvy Singer, played by Woody Allen, is obsessing about the fact that his new girlfriend, Annie Hall (Diane Keaton), doesn’t like to have sex without smoking a joint first. So he goes for a walk and interrogates strangers about their sex lives, including a nebbishy-looking old man. Alvy: With your wife in bed, does she need some kind of artificial stimulation, like, like marijuana? Old man: We use a large vibrating egg. It’s a funny …