Now They All Get Along

It is the last day of Christmas break for our college student and seriously, the last 3 days have been probably the best ever…my friends of college students, past and present may have experienced this, but this is a first Read More …

Too Young or Too Old

Back to the fringes…but this time, to muse about the ones who are too young or too old. Too young to feed themselves…sadly, sometimes too old to do the same. Too young to have a filter; kids they say the Read More …

As Quickly As Possible

I know that many people take their time, while others make decisions as quickly as possible, whether it is because they want to get started right away or they don’t overly deliberate when choosing what to do next. Neither choice Read More …

Twinkle Lights and Dreams

As we close in on the last couple of days before Christmas, we start our annual tradition of decorating the tree. Up until now, it has been just fresh evergreen and aromatic; now it is filled with twinkle lights and Read More …

When The Bell Doesn’t Ring

When we have trained ourselves to follow certain habits, we sometimes fall behind when the bell doesn’t ring as expected. Or, we make lists, but don’t look at them. Or, we turn off our ringer, and the bell does ring, Read More …

Love the Substitute

What do you do when you don’t love the substitute? I mean, every one knows that the real thing is better. Coke vs. Diet Coke. (Had to, it’s their slogan, or was anyway…) Butter vs. olive oil (I don’t particularly Read More …

Everybody Around the Table

In our home and all of our family, we have an age old tradition where we say grace and then finish with a sing-songy affirmation of how we love everybody around the table. My grandmother started this (probably my grandfather, Read More …