Of all the creatures that go bump in the night, most of which are not real, I can assure you that the Laundry Beast lives at our house and is alive and well. Our family of five generates a lot of dirty clothes to keep him fed. A lot of clothes. "Seriously? You just wore that... Continue Reading →
Enough Ice Cream?
No summer could ever be summer without ice cream. The cure for a smoldering hot summer day? Ice cream. How to ignore that blistering sunburn you just realized you got? Ice cream. How to stop your kid from crying about a skinned knee? The answer, of course, is ice cream. This summer I took a... Continue Reading →
The first thing that went wrong was me oversleeping. But I don't oversleep. I have two alarms on my phone so that never happens. Friday morning I woke up a few minutes late. My first thought was that there would be no leisurely reading my local tv news app on my phone as I got my... Continue Reading →
Less Soda and More Milk
As a kid it was a treat for me to get coke (we don't call it "pop" in the South; think of it as big C and little c) when we went out to eat. My folks didn't serve it very often at home and probably for good reason. There was always milk, white and... Continue Reading →
This is a short story I wrote a few years ago that ties in with yesterday's post on Rise of the Robot Farmer. One spot in retrospect is a little over the top, but I thought it was a good enough read to share again. Jane walked down the stairs dressed and ready for... Continue Reading →