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“Maybe You Touched Your Genitals” Liquid Hand Soap - So there we were in Las Vegas, waiting for a Cirque de Soleil show. What do you do in a casino when you don’t gamble and you’re with a gang of

“We’re All We Have” - I suggested it was time for the 9.5-year-old to make her list for Santa. She wiggled two fingers on each hand --- air quotes – and said, “Santa?” “Whoa,” I said. “You

2010: Hey, hey, goodbye - With this edition, I kiss 2010 goodbye and, like the butler/chauffeur of “Sabrina,” head off to spend the holidays with my family in our modest but cheerful apartment over the

2011: The Bad and the Beautiful -   “The first cure for illusion,” Philip Slater wrote, “is despair.”   This was the year in which certain things became clear to me.   They were an invitation to despair.   l) There’s no political solution

2012: The Best Videos - “Hello darkness my old friend.” Paul Simon sang "Sounds of Silence” at the funeral for a teacher killed in Connecticut, and in this month of bad news, it feels like

9/11: “Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent.” - It seems to be an unwritten law for writers with web sites and members of the Bloviating Class that something must be said about 9/11. I have thought about this, and

9/11: “Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent.” - It seems to be an unwritten law for writers with web sites and members of the Bloviating Class that something must be said about 9/11. I have thought about this, and

Aaron Swartz: An open letter to his prosecutor - I had a piece ready to publish about Highclere Castle, the English country house --- okay: castle --- featured in "Downton Abbey." This seemed more important. That is, "important" in

Altec Lansing iM9 inMotion Portable Speaker System for iPods - Altec Lansing iM9 inMotion Portable Speaker

Altec Lansing Orbit Speaker - My wife’s iMac died a while back. We didn’t mourn --- that cream-and-steel desktop had a long and useful life, and its death was quick and painless --- but neither

Amazon’s Kindle Fire - I got a Kindle for Father’s Day.   “From everything I’ve read, the Nook is a better e-reader,” I told my wife and daughter. “And from everything I’ve

Amazon’s Kindle Fire - I got a Kindle for Father’s Day. “From everything I’ve read, the Nook is a better e-reader,” I told my wife and daughter. “And from everything I’ve read, it’s probably best

Angry Birds - Apple has sold 15 million iPads.   Its App Store has sold 12 million copies of a game called Angry Birds.   Which means if you own an iPad and haven't downloaded --- for

Anthelios 40 Sunscreen Cream with Mexoryl - When my wife and I both worked at home and our daughter was too young for school, travel meant Paris. These trips were free-form, but they all had the same

Apple iMac Desktop Computer - Here is how lame I am when it comes to technology: Anything beyond plug-and-play eludes me. Once, in an America Online training session, I was so

August, 2013: On the way out the door - I finished my book. I've said that so many times I lack credibility. But this time there is a cover and galleys and a publication date in early 2015. Fool

August, 2014: Until We Meet Again - We’re just back from a week on St. John. Islands in the off-season --- that’s us. The planes are cheap, they practically pay you to occupy houses that are unaffordable

Bamboo Stacking Bowls - Because the readers of HeadButler.com are apparently considered to be an elite audience --- educated, successful, rich --- and because I apparently program this site for people who can read

Beats Over-the-Ear Headphones - On the streets of Manhattan, two products are ubiquitous: the iPhone and Beats headphones. Indeed, they generally go together: the iPhone pumping music through a brightly colored wire into the unmistakable

Blueberry Breeze Green Tea -