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!

A Late August Letter from Michigan

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In late August, the temperature has been pushing into the mid-80s (see footnote 1) with humidity to match. Nonetheless, it’s clear that fall is on its … [Read more...]

A Little Weirdness is Good


“People are strange,” said Jim Morrison, “when you’re a stranger.” As much as I love the Doors, I don’t doubt that if a drug and alcohol-addled Jim … [Read more...]

The Gift of Reality Perspective

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A few months ago, my family and I decided to go to Sunday Mass.  We have 5 kids (including a 14 month old), so going to church is the ultimate … [Read more...]

New Addition to the Family – New Tattoo for Dad

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After the addition of our newest child, Graham, the next logical step was to get a new tattoo commemorating/welcoming the new tiny human into our … [Read more...]

5 Things Wrong With Soccer

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I am not a hater. Every four years I get sucked into the World Cup and I bleed red, white, and blue.  Maybe not exactly, but I become a big fan. … [Read more...]

I got a fever and the cure? More music in the classroom!

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When I was a full-time teacher, in my classroom, music was a constant. Whether or not my students realized it, I used music to influence their … [Read more...]

It Takes A Village


I was checking out the Dad Bloggers Facebook group yesterday - yes, there's a Dad Bloggers Facebook group - and one of the dads had posted a request … [Read more...]

Weeding and Writing; it’s Springtime in Michigan

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In this quarter of Michigan, just to survive our latest winter required heroic effort. Several lengthy periods of below zero temperatures, several … [Read more...]

My Lawn Mower


Like most suburbanites, I have a lawn mower. It is not a fancy self-propelled front wheel drive variable speed with electric start, mulching blade, … [Read more...]

Whit Honea, The Poet Revealed


You may not see a hat that says "Poet" on his head. You may not see her in a long black dress or with flowers in her hair. You may not see him in a … [Read more...]