Between the Lines of A White Christmas

I’m dreaming of a white ChristmasJust like the ones I used to know… Living in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, one could always depend on a white Christmas. Between the lake effect snow and drifting winds, it was not unusual to wake up without being able to see out of any first-floor windows. Despite what my siblings … Read moreBetween the Lines of A White Christmas

7 Lessons for Life – From an Old Friend

Good books are more than stories. The lessons are like sage advice, and the characters become lifelong friends. I have taught The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (by Mark Twain) for many years now. Unfortunately, for me, we have a new book adoption next year and Mr. Twain’s humorous tale of a young boy’s adventure has … Read more7 Lessons for Life – From an Old Friend

Picturing the Future

One never knows where one will find inspiration and, more importantly, where that inspiration might take you. One friend suggested I start a blog, and now I’m creating content instead of just consuming it. Another friend convinced me to step up my jogging habit, and now I’m doing the Mini-Marathon next week for the third … Read morePicturing the Future

7 Thoughts Too Big to Tweet and Too Small to Blog 2.8

If Benjamin Franklin was a scientist today, would he even make the cut to get into college? Let’s face facts, all of the experiments ol’ Benji conducted are now part of the basic curriculum for any third grade classroom. There aren’t a lot of things he did that an average adult couldn’t figure out. For … Read more7 Thoughts Too Big to Tweet and Too Small to Blog 2.8

7 Thoughts Too Big to Tweet and Too Small to Blog 2.7

My youngest son wants me to help him buy a Playstation 4 video console. He likes to play a lot of first person shooter games like Call of Duty, and the upgraded graphics are supposed to be amazing. However, it got me to thinking.  Is there a point when a game becomes too realistic? Do … Read more7 Thoughts Too Big to Tweet and Too Small to Blog 2.7

#FrozenChefMadness — Welcome to Munch Madness

Every March I find myself traumatized by another woefully awful bracket. Within a few days, my “answer sheet” has become a red ink deposit and a new scrap sheet of paper for my daughter to color. What makes the games that follow more palatable? Snacks. Fortunately, March is also Frozen Food Month and a perfect … Read more#FrozenChefMadness — Welcome to Munch Madness