Monthly Archives: December 2011

Snowless Michigan

Listen: I’m all about this nice weather we’ve been having here in south central Michigan. However, we live in south central Michigan, which means we are scheduled to get dumped on in December so we can complain about the dirty … Continue reading

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Malachi’s First Parody

I’ll try to hide my pride but I simply can’t — Malachi, age 6, just wrote his first song parody. I’d like to share these lyrics with you. Let me point out that I have not tampered with or suggested … Continue reading

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Year in Review

I try to take time at the end of a calendar year and jot down the big stuff, which helps me get an overall sense of what’s different from the year before. So many things have changed, and I dare … Continue reading

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The Difference between Mario & Donkey Kong

Among other things, we’re spending some holiday family time playing the Super Nintendo. With my sister in town, old family dynamics instantly arise in the presence of the 16 bit wonder. Cartridges need the dust blown off of the contacts … Continue reading

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A Blue Light Special at SearsMart

Sears/KMart has announced that they will start closing stores. One writer suggests that we are witnessing the beginning of the end. Sadly, I agree. I grew up in Garden City, Michigan, which is known for several “firsts”, including the first … Continue reading

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Holiday Coffee

Someone gave me a pound of holiday coffee. It tastes like reindeer and cinnamon. I’m glad to be able to sit at our table and watch out my window, drinking coffee and watching the snow fall. I’m noticing again that … Continue reading

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Nothing Deep Here

I’m realizing that this blog has nothing to do with my expertise and much to do with what I want to remember ten years from now. This lesson comes courtesy of a blog bio I came across that describes the … Continue reading

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