Sometimes You Have to Do It Yourself

RV life meant giving up my driveway and tools, but here’s a picture of why I still change my own oil: The filter on the left is what Jiffy Lube put on my Yukon the day I…

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Welcome, Catholic Moms

If you dropped in after reading Celeste Behe’s review at CatholicMom.com: Welcome! I’ve been praying for word about my book to spread among the orthodox Christian mothers of the world. You’re the remnant whose steadfast…

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If Kids Misunderstand Money, Maybe They Misunderstand Sex for the Same Reason

In an OECD-sponsored study: “Just one in 10 of the students surveyed could answer the toughest financial-literacy questions on the 2012 survey, such as the impact of income-tax brackets on people’s finances.”  “American teens were…

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A Lesson in Connectivity

Ever broke a social rule without meaning to? Here’s one I didn’t learn about until later in life. It’s the unwritten rule that when a man meets a couple in a social setting, he should…

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I Guess I’m a Famous Author Now

Last Saturday at Matt Walsh’s gig in Provo, Utah, I struck up a conversation with a couple seated next to me. He’s a traffic engineer and they have six kids, so we had plenty to…

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It Was Supposed to Be for Grown-Ups

Before publishing Sex: What Your Parents Didn’t Tell You, I leaned on friends and acquaintances to read it first. A number of them obliged, and then they did something I never expected. They gave it to…

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You Have a Book in You, Too

Why haven’t you written yours? Here was my excuse: Frank McCourt (Angela’s Ashes) had four younger siblings. Three died in squalor, one of them at seven weeks’ age. McCourt himself almost died of typhoid at…

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1 Sign You’re Approaching Civilization

The Rittenhousen travel the country in an RV now. As designated driver, I’ve learned to recognize the first signs of civilization ahead. Foremost of them is the highway porn barn. Usually situated alongside a state…

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“Sex: What Your Parents Didn’t Tell You” Hits Amazon

Ready to talk sexuality with your kids? They are. Softcover and Kindle are here. (I think it would be really funny, and useful, for grandparents to buy this as a gift for their grown children.)

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To Me, It’s Not Just That Bookstore

I’ve been greenlighted for an appearance at That Bookstore in Blytheville (Ark.), the one where John Grisham got his break. The signing runs from 3-6 p.m. Friday, July 18. As luck would have it, there’s a…

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