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I’ve been married more than once. I maintain they add up fast. There’s the starter marriage in your 20s. (It’s good to get the first one over with.) Once the training wheels are off, you’re ready for your first varsity shot in your 30s. (You knew all along there were serious issues, but you convinced yourself it was you, not your spouse. Guess what? It was your spo…

The trouble with our second annual Buffalo’s Best Husband contest?  With 128 very eligible nominees, only one could be named winner. Choosing him wasn’t easy. The nominating essays that poured in this year were heartfelt, thoughtful and appreciative. It took us weeks to read, re-read and narrow down the entries, until 12 finalists were put to a final staff-wide vote.…

There is a hierarchy in any family. I am the youngest of seven kids, so our house was very much a battleground of wills. My parents, of course, were in charge, dispersing responsibilities to maintain a properly functioning household. Dad had absolute and unquestioned control over every manner that mom didn’t feel like governing. Once you got past my parents, there was an…