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Chrismukkah — the Best of Both my Worlds

Everyone grows up with some semblance of Christmas holiday tradition. Gift exchanges. Tacky, matching pajamas and an annual fireplace photo. Gracing neighbors with incredibly off-key caroling while consuming large quantities of (spiked) eggnog. Eating Chinese food on the 24th of December.  If you’re like me, you grew up with the latter — as part of […]

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What the…FOUR?!

Do you remember those Chuck Norris facts from the mid-2000s?  Like the classic: ‘The boogeyman checks under his bed at night for Chuck Norris’ or ‘Chuck Norris can kill 2 stones with one bird.’  Downright hilarious.  Believe it or not, I have actually found a human with even greater powers than the legendary Chuck Norris.  […]

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When You Can’t Be Home for the Holidays

It’s Thanksgiving, some year in the 1990s. We’re at my grandparents’ house on the farm, just a few short miles from ours. My siblings, cousins, and I are at the kids table, making jokes and stealing each other’s food. The adults are in the dining room, no doubt having some boring adult conversation. There are seconds […]

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“Where has the time gone?”

“Where has the time gone?” Thanks to Facebook, we now get little reminders of snippets of our lives we posted one or more years ago. We can even share those reminders with our friends and family. So now, on the news feed, I consistently see the same saying over and over: “Where has the time […]

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