Happy Birthday to Me… and This Blog

Today is January 15 and the fact that it's my birthday is beside the point. The bigger celebration, as far as I’m concerned, is that it's the birthday of this blog, too. One year since I sat in the St Pancras International hotel lobby and refused myself permission to leave the premises until I finally … Continue reading Happy Birthday to Me… and This Blog

When Empty Nest Syndrome Kicks in Too Early

It’s been offensively long since my last post, I know, but I’ve been taking some time to deal with a shocking revelation. It turns out that I am related to Nahtmee.  And not distantly related, either. Our branches on the family tree actually touch each other. Here’s how I found out. This past summer was … Continue reading When Empty Nest Syndrome Kicks in Too Early

How I Got My Kids to Listen to Me

My kids have selective hearing. You won’t find this fact surprising because your kids or any others you’ve encountered likely have selective hearing, too. Basic, repeated requests such as ‘Please shut the refrigerator door” or “Don’t leave your wet towel on the floor” go ignored unless I: A) Ask at least three times B) Am … Continue reading How I Got My Kids to Listen to Me