Friday, May 27, 2016

Here in the Midwest it is fair season. County fairs are gearing up, winding down, and whirling along.

There has been a move afoot for some time to relax (see also: dumb down) the English language.

I consider myself an "expert" on parenting on par with my "expertise" in machine gunnery or quantum physics.

As we enter the thick of summer I find my kids, now teens, going in many different directions. Gone are the long hours spent...

As we enter the thick of summer I find my kids, now teens, going in many different directions.

My vacations, as always, are a bit unpredictable.

Are you making sure you aren’t doing enough? Have you really embraced the vacation mindset and given yourself permission to let things go?

I accepted a certain amount of savagery in my life when we willingly entered into living in a house without granite countertops, a master suite, attached garage or central air. Clearly, our standards are low.

I don’t want to burst anyone’s bubble or make them question the beliefs they hold dear and the meaning of life, but I do...

So ... once again nature proves it is not to be trusted. As a person once proudly self-described as “indoorsy,” I have tried to...
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