A brown belt for Big Guy – not that it’s important
Mon, 12/03/12 – 12:49 | Comments Off

It was testing week in karate and, as usual, Big Guy was under the gun. Not as much as he used to be, when he didn’t have a clue and had to frantically cram, but …

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Picky eaters and allergy-safe cooking — the two aren’t necessarily unrelated.

Girl Gone Wonk

From policy to politics, this rant’s for you.


The day’s events in a family way — unless something else amuses me.

School days

From preschool to kindergarten — so far

Simple Gifts

Inexpensive homemade gifts, creative parties and low-cost projects, for Christmas and beyond. Many are easy enough for children to help.

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A soldier and his Samantha
Monday, 31 Jan, 2011 – 12:37 | Comments Off
A soldier and his Samantha

I have no idea who he is, but I’ve heard the voice before.
It’s the voice filled fatigue the likes of which those of us who haven’t been there can’t begin to imagine. It’s a voice …

Mamma, don’t let your babies grow up to be race fans
Sunday, 1 Nov, 2009 – 23:26 | Comments Off

It was the most spectacular crash – and not in a good way – since the one about six months earlier at that same track. A track driver Mark Martin calls “the lotto” because winning …

Here’s a little piece of happy
Friday, 24 Jul, 2009 – 18:59 | Comments Off

It’s only the biggest viral video to hit YouTube in ages, and 314 out of 315 people in my Facebook stream have posted it. But I’d never looked at it until today.
I finally gave in, …

‘I have a dream’
Monday, 19 Jan, 2009 – 9:47 | Comments Off

Not my original work, but an important message today and every day.
I have a dream, too, Dr. King. It’s a lot like yours.
We’re all getting closer.

Video: The guys learn the daily grind
Monday, 13 Oct, 2008 – 9:03 | Comments Off
Video: The guys learn the daily grind

At first they were happy to make mud-pie “coppee” in the back yard. Then they turned to brewing it in the bathtube in old bubble bath bottles — come to think of it, that might …

How to make a jack-lantern
Monday, 6 Oct, 2008 – 8:34 | Comments Off
How to make a jack-lantern

Halloween decorating tips from the experts: Big Guy and Little Guy.
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The police car from hell
Monday, 29 Sep, 2008 – 10:40 | Comments Off

Shrieking sirens and flashing blue and red. Headlights that coyly open and close, as if to wink, “”you’re not going to touch me because the guys love me.” And, yes, it lived in my house.

WARNING: This video has been known to induce migraines and seizures.