Because at the End of the Summer We Simply Hope for Survival

Back in yon day, school started at the end of August. My poor friend Teri has a late-August birthday and many of her special days were completely ruined by the first or second day of school. Not anymore. My kids are still home, thanks to some recent Michigan legislation that forces public schools to begin… More Because at the End of the Summer We Simply Hope for Survival

What Stresses You Out? (A Short and Unscientific Research Project)

Let’s pretend for a minute. Close your eyes and imagine your perfect life, then answer these questions for me: What does your hair look like? What are you wearing and how much do you weigh? Where do you live? What do you do for an income? How much money do you have in the bank?… More What Stresses You Out? (A Short and Unscientific Research Project)

The Story of a Blind Writer Who Followed the Milk Truck Down the Highway

Forgive me, dear friend, if this post is full of typos. I’m partially blind today. I’m a terrible at typing and spelling even when I have the full function of my eyeballs, but thanks to my visit to the eye doctor this afternoon I now have pupils the size of dimes. I made the appointment… More The Story of a Blind Writer Who Followed the Milk Truck Down the Highway

How to Help Your Kid Dream Big Dreams (with some common sense thrown in just for good measure)

My dearest Beanie, who is twelve precious years old, has recently decided on a new life plan. She’s decided to go to college in Hawaii. As in, that collection of volcanic islands God placed in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. The islands I’m not sure He actually thought humans would try to live on,… More How to Help Your Kid Dream Big Dreams (with some common sense thrown in just for good measure)