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!

Arnie; Part 2

Grandfather and Grandson Sitting on Folding Chair

Aaron and I had been skating.  He had new skates, it was winter break and we wanted to get out. The rink was nearly empty, and we had plenty of … [Read more...]

Dear Grandma

Dear Grandma

Dear Grandma, I will miss you. To be more honest, I will have missed you for the past 23 years. I have missed your grandma cookies every holiday … [Read more...]

The Writer’s Life; a Rubik’s Cube


Writing is work. Good writing is hard work. Writing requires you look at life as you would look at a jumbled-up Rubik’s cube. Six sided, you flip it … [Read more...]

Understanding Common Core

It appears that I have touched on an hot topic when I posted my view of Common Core. Thank you for all who have shared and passed along my … [Read more...]

The Case for Common Core


I work in education so I hear a lot about Common Core.  I currently work with the Registrar, and while I don't teach yet, I recently received my … [Read more...]

7 Things There Should be Vaccines For

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I don't know why the online vaccination debate pops up all the time.  Someone posts an article about the importance getting a vaccination, then the … [Read more...]

My Type: Tall, Cute, and Goofy

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When I first met my husband, I told him that I’d never date him. Yes, I’m obviously a woman of my word. But let me back up to the beginning… I … [Read more...]

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...]