What I Learned from Doing My First Podcast

Well, 2019 is shaping up to be as full of new experiences as 2018 was.  I’ve figured out how Instagram algorithms work (more on that in a later post), have partially worked out how to make them work for me, I devised a foolproof and lucrative plan for getting my kids to turn their bedroom … Continue reading What I Learned from Doing My First Podcast

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

My Well-Stocked Snack Cabinet is an Optical Illusion

If you share a household (or an office or a dorm room or any common space) with anyone other than yourself, you'll probably be familiar with the following scene:  You come home from a long day of work/studying/saving the world or whatever, and it's not quite time for dinner, but you're famished. You just need … Continue reading My Well-Stocked Snack Cabinet is an Optical Illusion