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!

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

Courtesy HAAP Media Ltd.

 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...]

American Girl vs. Maplelea

American Girl Dolls Maplelea Dolls

If you have a daughter between the ages of 4 and 24, you've probably heard of American Girl dolls. If your little girl isn't quite old enough, it is … [Read more...]

When Hard Work Pays Off? Be Thankful.

Indy Jones warehouse

Regular readers may remember that my son, the 21 YO, has become a responsible go-to guy at our local Bed, Bath & Beyond. A handful of you may also … [Read more...]

The Kissing Program

church hugging

It happened to me again on Friday night. It’s happened to you; Friday at noon, perhaps on Saturday morning, or Sunday morning. The religious service … [Read more...]

The End of the Gender Reveal Party

baby shoes

Give me an excuse to party and I am there. That being said, please don't invite me to your "Gender Reveal Party."  Gender Reveal Parties are NOT A … [Read more...]

A Kid at the orchard; a leader at Bed,Bath and Beyond

Montrose orchard

This Saturday past, my Lovely Cath and I went to Montrose Orchard. Montrose is a tiny rural community, about twenty minutes north of our home. It is a … [Read more...]