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When It Rains on Your Wedding

We travelled to Bethesda, Maryland recently for my nephew's wedding. We originally booked our flights with Spirit Airlines, but they...

 
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When Did Eating Become So Dangerous?

I suspect something is wrong with our food, as well as our habits of living. Reading my father's journals from 1959 to 1970, I...

 
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Day +100!

I am brazenly stealing Heather's post ; I can't say it better. This is the day the doctors consider the transplant to be...

 
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For the Sparkling Water Drinkers in My Life

I couldn't resist posting this Future Proof video , because my husband is obsessed with flavored sparkling water, and our grandchildren...

 
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Grace Update - Little Things Are Big When You Have Cancer

The long-anticipated Day +100 is rapidly approaching, but Grace managed to make it more exciting by picking up her first post-transplant...

 
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Zip Lines, Liability Waivers, and Fun

Before Canada's Freedom Convoy , which catapulted his vlog into fame, if not fortune, my favorite Canadian lawyer, David Freiheit, was...

 
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Rating and Ranking

The U.S. News & World Report has come out with another ranking, this time of U.S. states , based on factors such as education,...

 
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How to Choose a College Major

I was wondering how I'd get a post out today, in which there is no time for actual writing. Then my grandson handed me this on a...

 
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Flying Woes, 1967

This story from my father's journals shows that air travel technology may have changed a lot in the past 50 years, but travel delays are...

 
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A Story of the Pirates of the Caribbean Music

You like Pirates of the Caribbean ? You especially like the music? I think you'll enjoy this 13-minute story of the soundtrack ....

 
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Whatever You're Doing, Go Do Something Else

I'm not particularly aware of what parents and teachers worry about these days, having long passed that stage of life, but I know that...

 
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Grace - Day +75

It's been a while since a Grace update, but the news is good, as the family is settling back into life together. Here's what the Daleys...

 
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AI for the Win, or Wind, or Eindhoven, or Something

Porter usually knows better than to read me sports articles, but he knew my writer side wouldn't want to miss this.  Either that or...

 
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Using the First Amendment to Protect the Second, and Vice...

Not long ago, I ran down an interesting rabbit hole. As a genealogy researcher, i have both an interest in and a knack for finding...

 
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Where Have All the Editors Gone? (Rhetorical Question)

I'm putting this in the "Just for Fun" category, because laughing at small annoyances is like removing the stone from your shoe before...

 
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Eight Flavors

Eight Flavors: The Untold Story of American Cuisine  by Sarah Lohman (Simon & Schuster, 2016) This was not the Sarah...

 
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Here I Stand

One of my favorite books is Peter Drucker's  Adventures of a Bystander . In "The Monster and the Lamb," one of the many...

 
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Happiness All Around

For those of you waiting to hear about Grace's return to her home in New Hampshire after more than two months of exile in Boston, I'll...

 
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A Cabin in Winter

As spring begins to make its welcome way into the Northeast, here's a reminder to those of you who love winter of how nice it can...

 
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Happy Eclipse Day

If you are not among those of our family and friends who are travelling to view the solar eclipse, or who are lucky enough to live in...

 
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Home, Sweet Home

All continuing to go well, Grace will return to her New Hampshire home on Monday! This is huge  for her and for the whole...

 
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The Advice I've Learned Not to Give - or Take

You need to get out of your comfort zone. How often have you heard that advice? Or given it? It sounds good, as do most...

 
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Easter - the Destination

Christ is risen! The Lord is risen indeed! Alleluia! Easter was not a surprise, nor an afterthought, nor a Plan B.  In the...

 
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A Post for Holy Saturday

Easter's coming, but it's not here yet.  (Except in Switzerland, and some other time zones.)

 
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Good Friday, 2024

In view of the trials our family has been experiencing recently, and because it has been fourteen years since I published it in 2010,...

 
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