Summer is always a welcome time of year for me in so many ways. But as the kids return to school, I remember one particular reason I welcome summer: my morning commute. The summer commute is free of school traffic, school zones and school buses. When the kids go back to school, the morning commute […]
This month, my college-student daughter realized this year would be the last time she goes back to school. The last time to worry about school supplies and course load. She will be moving on to her career. As she is my youngest, I recognize this is the last of round of back-to-school for me, too.
I know everyone is thinking about chocolate today (and what a great excuse to indulge), but I found National Talk In An Elevator Day to be more intriguing. It’s always amazed me that two humans can occupy the same small space and essentially ignore each other. So I got in the elevator, determined to talk
Many beverages can leave you awake, bloated and wired on sugar to face your day, but none do it quite as well as a coffee milkshake. And this is the day to do it, so get out there and demand your coffee milkshake. On National Coffee Milkshake Day, let’s show the world how much work
Not everyone agrees on the definition of “hiking”. When some people talk to me about going on a hike, they show me pictures of a park with an asphalt trail winding through it. To me, that’s just a long walk. A hike needs dirt and either woods or hills or both. You should have to
In terms of maintenance items, fixing a burnt out tail light should be on the “reasonably easy” list. Unfortunately, that was not the case for me this time around. I replaced the bulb, but that did not solve the problem. The entire unit was out – turn signal, reverse light, brake light. Turns out, part
One of my favorite lunch spots is Baramee Thai Bistro in the Crossroads. I love Thai food (okay, I love most food) and so do most of the people I work with. It’s a short walk from the office, making it one of our more common lunch choices. I’m certainly no aficionado, so don’t ask
I only go to the city a couple times a week. My employer allows me to work from home, which is much more efficient for me. My commute is nearly a 2 hour round trip. And I prefer the view of the country – hay fields, trees, cows. But on the days I go into
One of my favorite books by Terry Pratchett is Mort, part of his Discworld series. It’s the story of an awkward young man who becomes Death’s apprentice and finds a way to mess up the course of history by intervening, which he is not supposed to do. Of course, now he has to try to
I regret to announce that I failed to take advantage of any Presidents Day sales. Not a single one. Even worse, I didn’t offer Presidents Day deals on any of my books. So if you were hoping for either of these things … sorry to disappoint. On the bright side, I didn’t spend any money!