A Rat With A Cuter Outfit

“A squirrel is just a rat with a cuter outfit.” -Sarah Jessica Parker I know that many people think that they’re cute, and there are entire calendars devoted to them, along with whimsical quotes about friendship and hard work. But I just have always had a problem with squirrels. Maybe it’s their sudden movements, maybeContinue reading “A Rat With A Cuter Outfit”

Stuff You Should Know?

Every day I listen to Stuff You Should Know podcast. Today, the theme was peanut butter. While the hosts fondly related the history and social significance of the stuff, I was lured down memory lane in a far different direction. You see, I’m one of the approximately 1% of Americans who have a peanut allergy.Continue reading “Stuff You Should Know?”

You know you’re old when…

I could write any number of funny things after the ellipses. …when you find your first gray eyebrow, when you have a favorite set of orthotics, when you start to think that the Land’s End catalog truly is meant for you. But today I’d like to focus on one particularly jarring experience: when you runContinue reading “You know you’re old when…”

A Flame In A Manger

Merry Christmas.  A re-post of a perennial favorite. *** For years my parents had been christening our one-acre front lawn with a set of those plastic Nativity figurines frequently seen huddled together during the holiday season.  When I was younger, the novelty of having a complete set—two lambs and a camel along with the fullContinue reading “A Flame In A Manger”