Let’s Stop Dumbing Down Dads

More than a decade ago, my husband and I decided to get rid of traditional television-viewing in our home. At the time, the following three reasons prompted our decision: Much of what was being offered on our zillion and one cable network stations (that we were paying exorbitant monthly fees to have) was nothing more [ keep reading ]

Get a Dog: A Very Loud Dog

Whether you live in the heart of a bustling city, or, in the middle of the woods (as I do) you’ve likely spent some time wondering if you’re at risk for burglary. My particular community was directly affected by a string of such crimes this past winter. It turned out there was a “team” of [ keep reading ]

Opa, Moonshine and Other Colloquial Delights

Don’t you just love that person in your life who always seems to be “in the know” about various remote, trivial facts that most people have likely never even thought of, much less taken time to research? My kids and I ran into a man we know at the grocery store the other day. We [ keep reading ]

Shake Your Groove Thing, Even at 100!

Barring any serious or chronic medical conditions that would render a person sedentary as he or she ages, there seem to be two different types of elderly people in the world: Those who sit around complaining about life and waiting to die and those who have every intention of living each and every moment to [ keep reading ]

The Secrets of Success

When you think of joy, hope and faith your mind might wander to the spiritual realm. Indeed, such words are spirit-centered for the most part. However, when applied to other areas in life, good health and success never seem to be far behind. Although having a strong faith, being a hopeful person and choosing joy [ keep reading ]

The Oscars: It Was a Mistake, Not a National Disaster

I didn’t watch the Oscars this year, nor have I paid attention to any of the other major award ceremonies for music, television or anything-to-do-with-celebrities-in-any-way in a long time. This is mainly because I am tired of the following: Political agenda and trending propaganda disguised as important speech Immodest dress and inappropriate content Brainless twaddle [ keep reading ]

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