Grappling with a divided America

Grappling with a divided America

Abraham Lincoln’s famous prophecy to America was that “A house divided against itself, cannot stand.” It was not a prophecy made as ...

June 28th, 2022 |  


Guess what I found, Dad?

Guess what I found, Dad?

I was packing for our recent trip to Mexico when I found the old tube of V05.“Do I still have this?” Apparently, I did.Even though my husb...

June 27th, 2022 |  


Dish towel with that fill ‘er up?

Dish towel with that fill ‘er up?

Most of the time I ask Debbie’s opinion before I start writing a column. This morning, I asked her if she had any favorite memories about gas pr...

June 24th, 2022 |  



When your dad is your superhero

When your dad is your superhero

Way back at the age of 7 or 8, I was a curious child who believed the backing from stickers made them fireproof.To test the theory, I brought a page o...

June 23rd, 2022 |  


Headphones, earbuds, oh my!

Headphones, earbuds, oh my!

You want to be able to listen to your audiobook/podcast/music privately, without bothering anyone else? Get a set of headphones. Easy, right? Well, ye...

June 22nd, 2022 |  


Tickling the tail of the dragon

Tickling the tail of the dragon

Tickling the tail of the sleeping dragon. It’s an expression the physicists at Los Alamos used to describe the process of discovering how much u...

June 21st, 2022 |  


Reach and catch the moment

Reach and catch the moment

My husband, Peter, and I went to our first concert in the park last night.We brought our folding chairs and ate food from the food trucks. The weather...

June 20th, 2022 |  


How much liberty is too much?

How much liberty is too much?

I think most of us agree that our government should play a major role in protecting us. Certainly, government has a job to do in protecting us from ot...

June 18th, 2022 |  


Too Careful Maybe?

Too Careful Maybe?

I am pretty sure that I played baseball every day of my life growing up. Most kids back then did. If it was in the backyard or at Shafer Park, it was ...

June 17th, 2022 |  


Music services, streaming and buying

Music services, streaming and buying

There are a number of different styles of streaming services. Some, like Jango, are totally free with limited customization and feature “station...

June 16th, 2022 |