Be Nice, You Rancid Little Punk!

“JUST RELAX!” I snarl at my son. Now, the perceptive reader has no doubt already noticed a smidgen of irony in this, just a soupçon of hypocrisy. I am admonishing my son to relax, when I am myself in no way relaxed. Loose and laid-back is a look difficult to pull off when you’re snarling.…