A tumbler into mad-cap cup lunacy

A tumbler into mad-cap cup lunacy

The fanciest cup I ever owned as a single man was made by Tupperware. It was really sturdy plastic. It kept drinks cold for as long as needed. I had a...

September 3rd, 2019 |  


The sounds of summer

The sounds of summer

Just the other day I was thinking about the sounds of summer when we lived here with eight children in the house.As I remember it, some were exclusive...

August 28th, 2019 |  


Some glory-seeking Democrats

Some glory-seeking Democrats

As Democratic candidates rush to be president, fund raise, attack each other, and make promises — some of which they have no intention of keepin...

August 27th, 2019 |  



A life lesson reaffirmed

A life lesson reaffirmed

I have been physically active for as long as I can remember. Of course, the definition of being physically active a couple of weeks from becoming Medi...

August 27th, 2019 |  


Halloween? Please … not yet

Halloween? Please … not yet

In slightly over two months, little Trick-or-Treaters will visit your front porch for a fistful of candy. But, if you have visited your local grocery ...

August 26th, 2019 |  


The value of a porch cat

The value of a porch cat

He just showed up one day seven years ago. Friendly and dressed in a tuxedo, hoping for an invite to dinner. I resisted at first but eventually gave i...

August 23rd, 2019 updated: August 23rd, 2019. |  


The scourge of your summer driving

The scourge of your summer driving

I’m that guy, the scourge of your summer highway driving.The one driver who’s driving the variable “work zone” speed limit whi...

August 21st, 2019 |  


How did your favorite rose get its name?

How did your favorite rose get its name?

Did you ever wonder how roses get their names, or how their names become household words? We all admire the beauty of roses, but only a few rose varie...

August 12th, 2019 |  


Is your child experiencing the summer slide?

Is your child experiencing the summer slide?

July seems to be an appropriate month to write about what we in education call “the summer slide.” This term refers to the widely held per...

July 24th, 2019 |  


Landscaping that can survive drought

Landscaping that can survive drought

Xeriscaping means landscaping that doesn’t need much water to look nice. For people who live out West, it’s a way of life. We’re use...

July 22nd, 2019 |