We’ve all seen — and sometimes shunned — them.
The accident happened, as these things always do, simultaneously fast and oh-so-slow.
You would think someone who loves eating and all things relating to food as much as I do would be nuts about lunch.
Picking ear corn was an historical time.
I like about writing for public consumption. This is opposed to, say, how I started out which was just forcing these missives on my grandmothers who are contractually obligated to find me fascinating.
Ah fall. The season when all of nature attempts to move indoors.
One of the many benefits of being a writer is that my commute is short. (I gained 7 pounds the year I got a laptop and no longer had to walk all the way to the third floor to write).
’Tis the season when most public schools begin a new academic year.
Back to school. The very notion conjures up visions of autumn and plaid and crisp apples for the teacher.
Let us all take a moment to remember Summer 2014. That was a great day.
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 blowing bubbles on the porch, sticky Popsicle drips and sandbox sand. These are the days of “Mom can I go / meet / do?” and “Mom I’ve got to work until […]
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 think it’s time we set the record straight. I can no longer live this lie and neither should you. Let us come clean on a universal truth: You will never, ever […]