Dear Niece, Congratulations on your first day of college. I know it has been difficult to have to wait to start until the second semester. Necessity isn't always … [Read more...]

Rescuing Pennies


No one was ever quite sure how the penny got to the bottom of the toilet. Three-year-old Tommy was the only one in the room at the time and his garbled explanation never made … [Read more...]

Talking Tips

Sometimes, a man has to talk to a horse. About important business. Most people tend to shy away from topics that make us uncomfortable or avoid people who seem … [Read more...]

Mind the Flowers


Recently, over breakfast, I asked Emma (13) and Ben (10) what I should blog about. They both said I should use spring weather and blooming flowers. Does that mean they are … [Read more...]

The Tree

German Christmas music is still the first thing I think of when it comes to decorating a Christmas tree. Every year Mom carefully retrieved the albums Dad had sent her after … [Read more...]