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

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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

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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

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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

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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...]