Grab Your Flashlight, We’re Going Back-To-School Shopping


“What do you think of this?”  My daughter held something up for me to see.    If I squinted I could detect the outline of a shirt, dimly lit from behind. “Wait a second,” I said, “my eyes need to adjust.”  My rods and hadn’t yet adapted to the near darkness of the store. We had … Continue reading Grab Your Flashlight, We’re Going Back-To-School Shopping

How to Write or How to Make Paper Snowball Garlands


(Read now and receive two Bonus Features:  How to Craft and How to Blog)  In order to write one needs to:  arrange a selection of words into a particular order. Yes, that’s really all there is to it. The most difficult thing about writing is knowing which words to select and what order to put them … Continue reading How to Write or How to Make Paper Snowball Garlands

Fashion Faux Pas


A three-year-old’s summer wardrobe costs what?!?!   Apparently, upscale designer clothing for children is a growing business.  I recently read an article in which several moms were interviewed about their shopping habits for the little ones.  One woman just spent $10,000 on her daughter’s summer wardrobe.  After cleaning the lenses of my glasses and re-counting the … Continue reading Fashion Faux Pas

Burned at Both Ends


When I was a child my parents lived by the adage: children are to be seen, not heard and that other one, children speak only when spoken to. Though I may have had thoughts, questions, comments, theories, ideas, advice, stories, jokes, insights, musings, songs, confusion, I kept them to myself.  Well, at least I tried.  … Continue reading Burned at Both Ends