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”

Anatomy III

A third in a series that I wish you wouldn’t mention to my daughters just yet… This morning, my neighbor texted me.  Her fifth grade daughter realized the one advantage of school being closed for shelter in place:  no Human Growth and Development!  My friend wondered whether I would be available for virtual lessons inContinue reading “Anatomy III”