Norovirus, exciting and new.


It’s time. To the cast of “The Love Boat,” I’m looking at you. It’s time to get the gang back together for made-for-teevee movie magic. You’re the only ones who can save us, the only life raft that can keep us afloat in the choppy waters of good cruises gone bad. Clearly, I’m talking about [...]

Snowed In

A portion of the 50 vehicle accident a few miles from our place.

You may or may not know this, but I am a big fan of date nights. It’s true, I absolutely love having a night alone with my beautiful lady. What you might not know about me is that every two weeks, I get a date weekend, and I love them even more. This weekend was [...]

My Wife Found Her X Chromosome

Baby? Was I supposed to thaw this out first? It seems a bit rare.

I think she must have cracked up a bit while I was away this time, because when I got home, the house was clean, the dog was still alive, and she was already planning the next night’s dinner. Seriously. I know this doesn’t seem like a big deal to all of you Martha Stewart wannabes, [...]

I Think I Gave Myself a UTI


I went on a bath bonanza for the past week. I probably got four in five days. Then I left for a blog convention. I’ve always been sensitive to pressure when flying. I take a decongestant (actually a whole bunch of ‘em) before a flight just to loosen up the sinuses. I’ve never had an [...]

Your Spring To-Do List


Spring is coming (the groundhog said so). On the way is warmer weather, budding flowers, and Easter candy. In the spirit of renewal, rebirth, and chocolate bunnies, I’m giving you a little to-do list for happiness and fulfillment, some things you can do to give your life a little kick in the pants. 1. Learn [...]

Resolution Report Haiku Style


With new found resolve I’m checking serving sizes after meals and snacks. This is serious. I’m concerned about Hubs’ weight. It’s too close to mine. More than twenty seeds from a single tangerine. I feel accomplished. When you bring the snack clearly mark it GLUTEN FREE so I don’t eat it. Searching Amazon for “_______ [...]

MothMeal: It’s What’s For Breakfast


As an ex-zookeeper, things that would make grown men jump on chairs and squeal in fear don’t phase me. What sends me into utter panic, you wonder? Moths. Fat furry flying posers. Things that fly should not be furry, except bats–which are actually flying rats. Mother Nature, fail. One of my New Year’s resolutions is [...]

MU Teen: The Power of Positive Words

power of words

I came across one of the things that I was a little familiar with but apparently didn’t believe it. My mum told me about it while referring to how bad words, just WORDS can actually influence your health. In case you are wondering, I am referring to Solomon Islands and their practice of cutting down [...]

Meditations For People Who Google Symptoms Too Much


There are people who notice a small round brown spot on their body and think “Hmm. Freckle,” and then there are people who swallow hard, start to nervous cough, and hit the keyboard, typing in “” We are the Web Doctor alarmists. Why assume it’s nothing when we can Web Doctor it and be told [...]

The A-A-B-B Rule of Life


A-A-B-B. That 4-letter magic formula will get you to some smart places in life, as good as the A-B-C rule, “Always Be Closing.” A-A-B-B is Avoid, Acceptable, Borrow, or Buy. And we’re not just talking the material world. You can apply A-A-B-B to all areas of your life; people, things, events, situations. You can A-A-B-B [...]

The Walking Dead

old people walking

Have you noticed the number of old people walking these days? I don’t mean walking versus wheel chairs or being flat out six feet under, though that is something to boast about when you are 87. I’m referring to the sheer volumes of elderly people that I see walking along my neighborhood trails daily. It’s [...]

MU Teen: Skinny Love

skinny love

It’s the thing that every young woman seem to be completely obsessed with these days–being their skinniest selves. Everyone understands that pressure; we all see the 98-pound girls walking around our halls. At some point though, everyone realizes it’s a little too much, and instead of offering our help, we do what society does; we judge. [...]