Simple Machines

When the kids were in elementary school, they learned about and built models of simple machines. Wikipedia defines a simple machine as a mechanical device that changes the direction or magnitude of a force....

Plan B

Foolish question – When does Plan A ever go into effect? My Plan A was to go up to the Lake and spend the day there. Plan B became hosting dinner for 19. Last year...

Decisions, Decisions

The three girls were all home for the weekend, and there were difficult decisions to be made and revisited. The original plan was to go up to the lake for Friday evening and Saturday,...

A Tad OCD

I like to keep lists. I feel much better when something is on a list rather than in my head. If it is just in my  head, it gnaws at me because I keep...

Letters

My father died September 29, 1982 – the day after my youngest sister, Joanne, turned 12. My mother has commented that I never talk about him. She’s right. It’s still too soon. So, I’ll...

Music Appreciation

I was at my mother-in-law’s this past Saturday continuing to clean out and organize the garage and workshop. In my digging, I managed to unearth a bunch of record albums, including this one: I...

Rescue Dog

Nicole worries that I am disappointed in her. I try to convince her that is not the case. I may have made some headway with this conversation: (Nicole) Copper got into the food in...

Ferguson

I’ve been thinking about Ferguson since it happened and reading a lot of discussion related to it. All of the facts are not yet out about what transpired, but this fact is consistent: an...