Next week I will have something in common with the family dog and cat . . . well sort of

In a little less than a month I will turn 53 – I will post my address for you to send cards and letters at the end of this article. So why am I telling you this?  Well you see, I have 4 children under the age of 7 . . . I will now … Continue reading

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50 With Children . . .

I recently found myself contemplating and writing about life as a parent when one passes the half century mark. Just to be clear right out of the gate, and to avoid a restless night on the family couch, my partner Jennifer is nowhere near 50 . . . I think I copied that correctly? Anyway, … Continue reading

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The one too many blows to the head question of the day . . . What would men be like if we were the ones who got pregnant?

At the end of my first column on the issue, I said I would post another piece discussing the actual science of male pregnancy. Is it really possible today? The answer, as I abstract from my 1997 book, Remaking Eden, is “almost certainly yes, but . . .” from the April 7th, 2008 article Can … Continue reading

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Will the real Daffy Duck(s) please stand up!

“Let me explain it to you this way Jon,” offered one of my lecturers in a course I was taking . . . “it’s like you are a passenger on the Titanic and after striking the iceberg you run to the Captain’s deck to let him know what happened and discover that the Captain is … Continue reading

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With Cries of Storm the Bastille, Some Are Content to Live Off of the Very Working Class They Profess to Support

Okay, maybe I do need more bran in my diet.  Perhaps I should even start wearing pants in which the waist sits north of my navel and complain about taxes and the weather.  I am more than willing to concede this and even more as a explanation for my occasional grumpiness but . . .  … Continue reading

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Topiramate: A Jack Of All Trade Drug, But Effective Treatment For None?

As you already know, there is no shortage of newsworthy information that crosses my virtual (and even physical) desk on a daily basis.  When combined with my undeniably insatiable curiosity, this usually means that I could spend 25 hours a day and 8 days per week writing, or on the radio talking with a notable … Continue reading

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Held-Up at the Hilton Stockholm Slussen: All That Was Missing Was the Mask and Gun!

Spoiling what was otherwise a tremendous trip to Stockholm this past week was the incompetence, apathy and general absence of customer consideration on the part of the staff at the Hilton Stockholm Slussen.  In particular, their gratuitous use of my credit card in terms of incidental charges, trying to levy a smoking fee of $228 … Continue reading

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A New Girlfriend and a 1 Million Pound Winner . . . What A Weekend!

What a big start to an amazing weekend! On Friday through one of the social networks to which I belong I received a proclamation of love from a woman who fell head over heels because she liked my profile.  See . . . it does pay to invest time into properly setting-up your personal profile! … Continue reading

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