Monthly Archives: December 2012

My dad isn’t the dad I knew:

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché, My dad is in his 70’s and has Alzheimer’s.  After the whole family got involved with his placement (including his ex-wife/ my mom,) I learned a lot about my family. I always identified with my dad … Continue reading

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Video Death and mayhem:

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché; I am deeply alarmed at the sheer number of shootings, most recently at that elementary school in Ct, that have sprung up like a ballistic plague in our country. I was researching to try to see if … Continue reading

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That’s Capitalism

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché; This holiday season, I have listened to the Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Sale of A LifeTime blah blah blah… and I have reached a point where I don’t want to spend anything, I am so resentful of the … Continue reading

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A Hanukkah Story

Every year I write a Hanukkah story for my daughter and post them for my readers.  Enjoy and happy Hanukkah! The Absconding Elf: There once was a bad elf. He went house to house, asking if any toys needed repair. He would then take … Continue reading

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Too Much Stuff:

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché, I am the proud mother of 5 beautiful children but my most dreaded time of year is approaching… Christmas!  My problem with it is Too Much Stuff! My family usually meets up at my mother’s home. … Continue reading

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