“Daddy” – A Tribute to a Dragon Slaying Ninja Superhero

My hubby has been a lot of things in his life. He was a comic book collecting, baseball playing, break dancing, Eagle Scout earning kid. He was an Army Private, First Class, paying his way through college for a degree in graphic design. He was a Lindy rock star, a handsome guy in uniform dancing … More “Daddy” – A Tribute to a Dragon Slaying Ninja Superhero

Mystery – The Mom and Pop Detective Agency (Episode 2)

The story you’re about to read is true. The names have been changed to protect the innocent. Dialogue and descriptions have also been changed to suit the creative whims of the author. But the rest of the story is true.   My husband and I had never considered becoming detectives before our son was born. … More Mystery – The Mom and Pop Detective Agency (Episode 2)

Mystery – The Mom and Pop Detective Agency (Episode 1)

The story you’re about to read is true. The names have been changed to protect the innocent. Dialogue and descriptions have also been changed to suit the creative whims of the author. But the rest of the story is true. EPISODE I It was February, the shortest yet somehow the longest month of the year. … More Mystery – The Mom and Pop Detective Agency (Episode 1)

Adaptability – The Half-Baked Wisdom of a Fortune Cookie

Let me start by saying I don’t believe every fortune cookie needs to have something wise to say. In fact, I’m guessing the cookies from which I received fortunes that I’ve since kept pinned to my bulletin board are likely the overachieving cookies that actually put some effort into coming up with a thoughtful bit … More Adaptability – The Half-Baked Wisdom of a Fortune Cookie

Comfort – Dark Matter and the Light of Stars

Albert Einstein theorized that the dark, empty space of the universe is not “nothing”, that empty space may, in fact, possess its own energy. Scientists have called the “something” of empty space “dark matter” and called its energy “dark energy”. And although they still question and explore the nature of space as it relates to … More Comfort – Dark Matter and the Light of Stars

Communication – The Detours Connecting One Universe to Another

Nothing frustrates me or gives me more anxiety on a journey between point A and point B than having my forward momentum slowed or stopped by the noisy, confusing gridlock of traffic. So crazy it makes me that I often take the next available exit and try to feel my way through back roads and … More Communication – The Detours Connecting One Universe to Another

Stress – Learning to Deal With Sh*t (With the Help of a Dung Beetle)

I read somewhere that people who have a positive attitude live longer. If this is, indeed, the case – I am screwed. As far as I can tell, I’ve pretty much been a crotchety old person complaining about the music being too loud and telling people to get the hell off my lawn (figuratively speaking, … More Stress – Learning to Deal With Sh*t (With the Help of a Dung Beetle)