The Middle (tv program)
An Uber night out with the oldest daughter at Dear John's

She's got my phone. The older daughter and I are out having a few soda pops in Culver City. Then we go to another tavern and another tavern, and her phone dies, so now she's using mine to dial up Uber. How our kids got around before Uber is beyond me. Oh, that's right — we drove them. So, she's snatched my phone and is playing it the way John Mayer crushes an electric guitar. Our children used to play musical instruments, and now they strum their insanely seductive little gadgets. With every upgrade, the world gets a little less artful. That's not to say the world isn't still a rich and fascinating place, particularly as curated by my older...