Buggy Spring Snack Tray

Just at that point when winter cabin fever has taken over the entire house with symptoms of too many phone calls, eating too much chocolate, and the kids constant never-ending squabbling, spring comes and everyone breathes a sigh of relief – until the spring rain starts. And with the rain comes mud. Red clay soil the color of old brick, gone wet, sticky, slippery. Reaching up over the toes of my boots, passing my ankles,…

"Buggy Spring Snack Tray"

The Wanderer

Jacque clutched her rifle close to her as she peered out over the vast, unending dessert from beneath her horses bridle. The horizon flickered as the sun scorched the earth and the air rose in columns. The air was quiet and still except for the occasional empty flap of steamy breeze that kicked up the dust and tickled the few sparse shrubs around her. The land was dead, an uneven plain of steep cliffs, low-lying…

"The Wanderer"

A Brokered or Contested Republican Convention: What Does it Mean?

The 2012 Republican Party presidential primary is unusual because of the inability of one candidate to maintain a favored role to win the nomination. The saga began in mid-2011 when eight major Republican candidates declared their intentions to run for President of the United States; against presumed Democratic Party nominee President Barack Obama who is seeking a second term. Since then, at one time or another in this primary, six of the eight candidates enjoyed…

"A Brokered or Contested Republican Convention: What Does it Mean?"

Out of the Silence

As I look upon the faces of my loved ones, a sense of satisfaction washes over me. It is incredibly soothing to have them here with me in this moment, especially considering my current circumstances. My life of 88 years will soon draw to a close. I have had plenty of time to come to terms with this fact. Being confined to a bed for the past month has given me more than enough time…

"Out of the Silence"

Three 10-minute Brussels Sprouts Recipes for Sprouts Lovers and Haters

When I was growing up Brussels sprouts were most often the butt of jokes. There was always something more worthy of being eaten than the lowly Brussels sprout. And the belief that they held a position near the bottom of the culinary totem pole remained ingrained in me until well into my adult years. Right up until I actually ate one. Then, my opinions about this cabbage-relative changed abruptly. Previously, I had only heard stories–primarily…

"Three 10-minute Brussels Sprouts Recipes for Sprouts Lovers and Haters"

Knitters Sound Off About the Funny Things Non-Knitters Say

My husband has listened to so much knitter-speak over the years that he has learned to turn a deaf ear when I start talking about my FO (finished object), WIP (work in progress), and whether or not I should frog (rip out) my latest project. I’m not the only one saying and doing comical things, however. I might give him a chuckle, but he’s just as likely to bring a smile to my face with…

"Knitters Sound Off About the Funny Things Non-Knitters Say"

A Skunky Season

When it comes to skunks, it’s a black and white world. The striped skunk, common throughout the lower 48 states, is all about polarities – from its black and white fur to its simultaneously noxious and beneficial impact on its fellow earthlings. Roughly the size of a domestic cat, the striped skunk has leonine confidence. Why wouldn’t it? Its anal glands carry a chemical weapon that deters predators like bobcats, coyotes, mountain lions, bears and…

"A Skunky Season"

What to Look at when Applying to College

If you ask a high school senior about how the college application process is like, the response you’ll generally receive is “treacherous”. And that’s because in all likelihood, it is. Applying for colleges is a necessary pain for high school seniors looking for higher education, which of course is expected to help us get a higher paying job. The process is very time consuming, costly, repetitive, and similar in ways to a job application, and…

"What to Look at when Applying to College"

Cable Customers Have Ton of Options to Help Cut the Cord

There is little doubt that the Internet has changed the entertainment industry on a global scale. Downloading music is one of the more popular methods of keeping up with the artists of today, but the next big entry the Internet brings to entertainment could be a game changer for everyone: television. While Phsorg.com reports that vanishing cable subscribers are being offset by gains in Internet subscribers for the same companies. The report also highlights what…

"Cable Customers Have Ton of Options to Help Cut the Cord"

The Extra Terrestrial Illegal Alien Problem

No part of the following post is real. None of the comments were taken from actual sights. None of the links are to actual web addresses. None of the referenced documents are real. It is all made up….but what if it wasn’t? A video was uploaded on YouTube four and a half days ago entitled, ‘We apologize for not telling you sooner’. In it a man and a woman walk up to a podium and…

"The Extra Terrestrial Illegal Alien Problem"