How to be a good friend (bring your calculator)

Remember word problems in school?  You know, ones like this: If person A drove 15 mph for 60 miles and person B drove 20 mph, who would get to mile marker 35 first … or something like that. Well I have a word problem for you. Here it goes: Suzie is friends with Mary. Mary…

Sometimes you have to fight when you’re a man …

Remember the Kenny Roger’s song, “Coward of the County”? “… Promise me, son, not to do the things I’ve done.Walk away from trouble if you can.It won’t mean you’re weak if you turn the other cheek.I hope you’re old enough to understand: Son, you don’t have to fight to be a man …” I grew up…

Why lingering is perhaps the greatest sin of all …

IF I could snap my fingers, wave my wand, wriggle my nose or click my heels together I wouldn’t implore the powers that be to transport my a double s to Kansas — no offense to those of you that love your Jayhawks, but I’d use my wish for something greater … and no, I…

And the best party trick is (not what you think) …

When my mother said she was so happy she might pee herself, I figured it was in reference to her new car. Which I totally get — I mean its exciting stuff, getting a new car. But alas, no … her elation had nothing to do with an automobile. She was simply eager to see how…

Temper Tantrums Can Be a Good Thing –

“The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word ‘crisis.’ One brush stroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity. In a crisis, be aware of the danger – but recognize the opportunity.” Young children do not act, they simply are. They BE. So when someone says a child is acting “this way” or…

Intolerance is not a tagline for the Hoosier state!

 I have never been on the front lines of discrimination. Never felt the sting of nasty eye stares because my skin is a different colorthan the purveyor of a store or other establishment that I’m in. Never overheard whispering from onlookers wondering “what makes her think she can shop here?” But hey, I live in America….

The Art of Chewing Loudly

he Art of Chewing Loudly Anyone that knows me, knows I harbor some serious resentment towards people that chew gum as if it was their meal on Earth. But because you can read about that here, I’m going to bypass the whole synthetic rubber topic and focus strictly on The Art of Chewing Loudly – sort…

Ode to the MILF

Remember the popular kids in high school – how they seemed to float through the halls completely unaware of the rest of the world let alone the peewees that hung on every move, every word, every everything that the said popular kid did. Remember? If you were one of the peewees then you probably recall…

What would Leo Tolstoy say about gay marriage?

In case you didn’t see the evening news, Hillary Clinton is now in favor of gay marriage. And I quote “now” because the particular affiliate (yes, I meant to say affiliate) that I watch made sure to report her history of dissent. In 2004, in a widely published interview, she made it explicitly clear that she did not…

Channeling Hans Solo

So I made the jump through hyperspace and ended up over here at WordPress – sparing you the mundane details of why I switched servers, I’m just going dig into a short little post about a few things that make me cringe … this is just for fun (sort of) … and it’s the beginning…

Once a Stupid Adult, Always a Stupid Adult

“Now shut up before I slap you silly!” That’s the sentence. The one that turned my attention from laundry folding (well, I don’t really fold – it’s more like tossing of clothes into separate baskets designated with each child’s name). All the same, it was the “Now shut up before I slap you silly!” sentence…