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Or how to raise a lover of country music?

Subscriber onlyI made a horrific discovery the other day, one that shook the very foundation of what I believed to be my child-rearing skills. Continue reading...

Survivor

The rough terrain of a no-spouse lifestyle

Subscriber onlyBrace yourselves. There is a very good chance this is going to get ugly, quick. How ugly? Very, very ugly. Continue reading...

Commentary: Just sign here, and here ...

Seeing an end to the educational paper trail

Subscriber onlyI'm sure there are lots of things about the educational journey I've taken with my children that I'll miss. I can't come up with them right now, but I'm sure they're out there somewhere. "Donuts with Dad?" Continue reading...

Commentary: The sum of all fears

Forget lions, tigers and bears; protect the plastic

Subscriber onlyYeah, man, I know fear. Continue reading...

Commentary: Nature's fury

Reservations lead to a better experience

Subscriber onlyIt seems I have sort of a love-hate relationship with Mother Nature. I enjoy camping, hiking, canoeing, etc. She enjoys seeing me suffer. Continue reading...

Commentary: Getting buffaloed

Signs you might be a selfie extremist

Subscriber onlySo a lady takes a selfie with a buffalo. Continue reading...

Can’t be right? Be certain

Experts say experts don’t know anything

Subscriber onlyI was scanning my phone when I should have been doing something like spending quality time watching "The Bachelorette" with The Lovely Mrs. Smith the other day (because the family that watches "The Bachelorette" together obviously can't get Netflix to load) when I came across something interesting. Continue reading...

Turning up the heat on summer

Like an annoying houseguest, summer stays too long

Subscriber onlySo there are two very distinct possibilities here. Either I complain too much, or summer stinks. Continue reading...

Commentary: The blissful life

Living with head in ‘the Cloud’ has its perks

Subscriber onlyI was watching the Women's World Cup finals the other day (because I'm nothing if not patriotic, particularly when we're beating the bejeezus out of someone else. Preferable a former member of the Soviet bloc, but opponents from any world war are good, too.). As I watched, I realized two very valuable points. Continue reading...

What a country

On Independence Day, everything is booming

Subscriber onlyIt's almost the Fourth of July. Blown anything up yet? Continue reading...

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