A couple of messages on Facebook this week mentioned a big birthday and celebrity milestone that piqued my interest. The postings announced Barbie is 50 — and perkier than ever, thanks to the miracle of molded plastic.
Superior Telegram, 08/27/2013
Consistency in parenting is key to success. Every mom worth her Pop-Tarts knows this. But, if we are being honest (and isn’t that always the best policy?) consistency in parenting is consistently difficult to achieve with any sort of, well, consistency.
Superior Telegram, 08/13/2013
Every so often, it’s good to take the time to stop and smell the roses, count our blessings and pause to appreciate the wonders surrounding us — because they do.
Superior Telegram, 08/06/2013
The older I get, the more I realize life ebbs and flows like the tide — rising, receding, coming in, going out. What is possible at high tide is impossible at low tide, and so on. This rhythm and change remains with us as we traverse through our days, months, seasons and years.
Superior Telegram, 07/30/2013
Not long ago, I found myself living in a house inhabited by two entities: those who thought we needed a pickup truck, and those who didn’t.
Superior Telegram, 07/19/2013
We were out of ketchup — or catsup, depending on your preference. You say tuh-may-toe; I say tuh-mah-toe.
Superior Telegram, 07/05/2013
“Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.” Thomas Jefferson
Superior Telegram, 06/11/2013
“A puddle is generally small enough for an adult to step over, shallow enough to walk through and too small to traverse in a boat or raft. Puddles can be a source of fascination for children.”
Superior Telegram, 05/29/2013
I’ve been on the job for more than 21 years, without a day off for longevity, illness, endurance or good behavior.
Superior Telegram, 05/21/2013
The older I get, the more I realize how much there’s yet to learn. Life lessons are never-ending and have no age limits — thank goodness. Often, they are achieved through blood, sweat and tears, which makes them more valuable than the newest piece of technology or fancy car parked in the driveway. And, unlike the newest 4G gizmo, their relevance endures through generations.
Superior Telegram, 05/17/2013
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