Call it potpourri if you will, or even topic soup. Our 'other' category features a dash of humor, a sprinkle of home projects and tips, and a good helping of articles not found in the other categories. Sit down and enjoy a heaping helping of intentional randomness. It's on the house!

Hard Rock Hotel Punta Cana


It's no secret that my family likes to travel.  We've taken our kids on cruises, trips to Europe, road trips to Canada, cross country flights... … [Read more...]

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A January Letter-a month to get things done

Mac Bridge in Winter

It’s midwinter in Michigan. January gives us nine hours of sunlight every twenty-four. We get about two murky hours of rising sun in the morning and … [Read more...]

Being 18 at 32

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It was the fall of 2001. Despite the challenges, I had managed to graduate high school months before hand and was on my way to college. A bible … [Read more...]

7 People I Can’t Stand During a Michigan Winter

SUV in Snowbank

My hometown, Flint, Michigan, is at 43 degrees North latitude- nearly midway between the North Pole and the Equator. This is a temperate zone- warm in … [Read more...]

Stopping by the Funeral Home on a Chilly Evening

teen vigil

The early winter of 2014-15 has not been the best of times. My wife’s good friend Donna lost her husband to a brain tumor on December 12. He had also … [Read more...]

My Christmas Ornament Obsession

Christmas ornament

I LOVE Christmas. It really is the most glorious time of the year (except for that perfect Fall day with a bonfire and changing leaves… or any day … [Read more...]

This Holiday Season: Do Good


It's an iconic phrase from an iconic TV teacher. The reputable Mr. Feeny. In what I regard as one of the most emotional, inspiring, and tear jerking … [Read more...]

7 Unique Ideas for Your Elf on the Shelf

He's a creep

I honestly have no idea why we introduced the Elf on the Shelf. We were getting along quite nicely with our kids believing in Santa Claus and now … [Read more...]

Where does Civility go During the Holidays?

Black Friday

What is it about the “Holiday Season” that causes normal, nice & kind people to abandon that social construct we call civility? We all crave … [Read more...]

This Week in Fulmination

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 3 things that frost my cookies this week: 1)      Gerunds. I freaking hate writers are always loading up all their writing with words ending in … [Read more...]