Hey, kid: Wanna win a knife?

When we were in Pennsylvania week before last, we spent an evening trying to find enjoying the Schuylkill County Fair.  It was everything we expected: Carnie rides, awesome food, first-class entertainment (an Elvis impersonator was the featured act the night we were there), barns full of 4-H exhibits (baked goods, home-grown produce, and farm animals … Continue reading Hey, kid: Wanna win a knife?

Breaking news

Among the many emails that landed in my inbox this morning was this gem, whose headline read: Breaking News: Unemployment hits 26-year high Employers cut a larger-than-expected 467,000 jobs in June, driving the unemployment rate up to a 26-year high of 9.5 percent, suggesting that the economy's road to recovery will be bumpy. Four-hundred sixty-seven … Continue reading Breaking news


My wise husband always says that comedy = tragedy + time.  If you think about it, it's true -  eventually, you can laugh at situations that make you want to cry when you're experiencing them. I'm not laughing about today. Yet. I spent all morning helping to decorate the elementary school gym for tomorrow's big event: … Continue reading Nitpicky