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Trashing Junior High

Trash Can Days is a young-adult novel loosely based on the S.B. author’s own years at Santa Barbara Junior High. Read story.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

PMS: A Safety Guide for Men

I’m going to offer men advice for surviving this bumpy patch with any woman who is riding the prickly premenstrual pony. Read story.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Kids Left in Cars

Every year in this country, about 20 infants and young children die after being accidentally left in a car. Read story.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Teenage Summer Views

Hi. Judging by my one-word lead, you probably know that this is not Starshine. My name is Stone, and I am Ms. Roshell’s oldest son. Read story.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Lines ’n’ Lies at Disney

Recent stories exposed a disturbing trend: families hiring disabled tour guides to escort them through the theme parks so they can skip to the front of ride lines. Read story.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Lines ’n’ Lies at Disney

Recent stories exposed a disturbing trend: families hiring disabled tour guides to escort them through the theme parks so they can skip to the front of ride lines. Read story.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Atheists Saved!

For a brief moment last week, I was saved — and as an atheist, that was new for me. Read story.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

No, I Won’t Go to Your Kid’s Show

There are parents who feel compelled to attend other people’s children’s events, and those who think that’s whack. Read story.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Backyard Chickens a Fowl Idea?

Getting a whiff of our agrarian roots is one thing, but mucking around in them daily? Read story.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

My Midlife, Half-Hearted Crisis

This is it, the infamous milestone that lands men in sports cars and spins women into torrid affairs with boy-toy trainers. Read story.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Manhattan Made

Kids need a week in New York City. Read story.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Benefits of the Boob Tube

Is it possible that while my kids are staring passively at today’s pudding-brain programming, they are actually learning important skills? Read story.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

No Children, No Comment

I recently suggested to my friend Miranda that when someone asks, “Don’t you want kids?” she should reply, “No, thank you; I just ate.” Read story.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Paranoid or Preventative?

Schools from elementary to high school are now putting students through “lockdown drills” to rehearse what to do if someone starts shooting up the campus. Read story.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Advice for Advice Columnists

I’ve always been in awe of advice columnists. They’re astoundingly astute, a rare species of human able to inhale chaos and exhale clarity. Read story.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

The Dirty Knobs

The Dirty Knobs and The Coffis Brothers & The Mountain ... Read More