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Refusing to waste time
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Cookin' at the 'O'
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Slices of Life
July 9, 2017
The introverted Scandinavian
People in northern climates historically spent long, cold and harsh winters holed up in their homes with no one to talk to but themselves. It was a life of solitude where self-sufficiency was a benefit. They had no choice but to get used to large amounts of silence.
July 9, 2017 - 7:48am
July 2, 2017
July Fourth is No. 1
We may not be perfect; we may disagree about politics and other issues, but I feel lucky to live in a place where we are free to disagree. I salute our flag, sing America the Beautiful loud and proud (albeit off-key) and at the end of the day go to bed thankful that I know the reality...
July 2, 2017 - 8:27am
June 25, 2017
The joy of worrying
When they grow up and gain independence the angst is still there, but it doesn't hinge on your actions; it hinges on theirs and that loss of control can be even more terrifying than parenthood itself.
June 25, 2017 - 9:40am
June 18, 2017
Three boys on the beach
June 18, 2017 - 11:15am
June 11, 2017
Hitting the sauce
Sauces are an essential element of nearly every cuisine worldwide — from chimichurri in Argentina to sriracha in Thailand and everywhere in between. The world would be lost without sauce.
June 11, 2017 - 8:53am
June 4, 2017
I pull the dandelions out of the garden, without consciousness or appreciation of their sunny yellow dispositions. They are weeds, after all. Gardeners think nothing of pulling weeds in order to make room for the non-weedy, desirable plants. But who decides which is which? It's...
June 4, 2017 - 8:30am
June 2, 2017
Slices of Life: Bad days and good days
A friend mentioned it was her wedding anniversary. She was in a celebratory mood, and rightly so. I asked her the date, because I wasn't sure, and when she told me I realized it was an anniversary for me as well. Except mine was a sorrowful milestone. I felt a cloud descend and a...
June 2, 2017 - 2:11pm
May 21, 2017
Slices of Life: Gardening with my gloves off
With spring comes gardening and gardening comes with a cost — to my poor bare hands. Simply put, gardening involves dirt and dirt is, well, dirty. It gets under your fingernails and sneaks into crooks and crevices you didn't even know existed. I scrub with a toothbrush (not...
May 21, 2017 - 8:40am
May 14, 2017
Slices of Life: The definition of mother
Mothers are embarrassing, especially to a 13-year-old, especially in public. They can be exasperating, especially when they won't let you stay out late or demand that you take one more bite of your broccoli. They are entirely overbearing and exceedingly oppressive and essentially...
May 14, 2017 - 9:48am
Right of way
I have trust issues with other cars, or more specifically the drivers of those cars. You can't count on them to see you or follow the rules of the road. Many are looking at phones. Everyone knows you shouldn't text and drive but I see it all the time. Hence my caution and predisposition...
May 14, 2017 - 8:08am
May 7, 2017
Slices of Life: Emojimania
The first cell phones with readily available emoji capabilities were released in the U.S. in 2011. According to Emojipedia (which actually exists) there are currently 1,851 emoji characters, with another 69 set to be released in June of this year.
May 7, 2017 - 10:40am
April 23, 2017
Slices of Life: Where is your toaster?
Just because you can't see someone's toast crumbs doesn't mean they aren't there. I said this column was about toasters. I guess I lied. It's about life and crumbs and what we do with them — because we all have crumbs and splotches on our stainless and scorched spots where we'd...
April 23, 2017 - 10:12am
April 16, 2017
Slices of Life: The purge
Emptying the rooms was liberating (and backbreaking). The space felt pure without all the stuff. During the duration of our project, I came to value the empty purity. I didn’t want to refill our new rooms with old clutter and vowed any item returning post-project had to earn its...
April 16, 2017 - 8:57am
March 26, 2017
Not to be negative but...
I try to be positive. Except in one key area where I have no choice or voice. I blame my parents for my negativity. They both contributed equally to a situation I couldn't change if I tried. To be fair, neither could they. You might say it's in my blood. Literally.
March 26, 2017 - 8:52am
March 12, 2017
/p>Most of the things we talk about aren't earth shattering or life changing. Results of a math test. The book he is reading for English. An upcoming sporting event. A Friday night school dance. Normal, everyday topics that anchor us to a normal, everyday life.
March 12, 2017 - 8:20am