After days like yesterday I need positive news, any positive news to restore my faith in humanity. Thank you to the Fayye Foundation and Waves for Water for providing that positive. A world away from Connecticut in Argisa, Ethiopia, Jack from Waves for Water was preparing to install 80 water filters that will provide fresh […]
I hear MY favorite Christmas tunes. Some people may prefer Rocking Around the Christmas Tree while others can’t get in the holiday mood without hearing Dave screaming “AAAAAAlviiiiiiin!” in The Chipmunk Christmas song. While I enjoy some of those fun tunes my list preferences lean towards the classics (hint, you won’t hear Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer […]
We really thought we were being smart. How many parents have thought the same thing at one time or another? It made sense to use our son’s natural precociousness to help overcome one of his biggest challenges. Since he has known his numbers from a very early age (counting, recognizing the number, reading and spelling […]
The Spinny Hat came home with us after a trip to the Wild Animal Park in June 2010. He had seen it on other kids as we walked through the park and was amazed. Just look at the expression on his face when he tried it on, how could I NOT buy it for him?! […]
I originally posted this as a Note on Facebook in August 2011 as a way to comfort myself after our first failed attempt at potty training. I am posting it here because I know a few of my friends are in the midst of this fun parenting stage and I figured if it is going […]
Fairbanks Great Flood of 1967 – first hand account of the Chena River Flood in Fairbanks, Alaska in August 1967 and it’s aftermath.
It seems like I got the short end of the stick on this genetics thing. Considering I am 5’2 in shoes, you can bet that is the sarcasm gene shining through. Noooooo, I couldn’t get the Smith towering over 6′ genes, nope I get the shorty Vineys genes. And the sarcasm one. In all fairness that one pretty much runs through […]
This may come as a shock to you, but Moms do not develop eyes in the back of their head when they are pregnant, nor do they get them surgically implanted post partum. I have recently come to discover the little secret to how my Mom “knew” when we did or did not do certain […]
Most charities seem to amp up their pleas this time of year. It makes sense. Many people feel more like giving either for philanthropic reasons or to get that last boost for their tax deductions before the year is out. Personally I try to spread my giving throughout the year because it is easier for me to […]
There you go – 50 bucks. I know, it is only 12. Copy and paste it 4 more times and you will get 48 which is as close as I am going to get for this joke. Please tell me you knew it was a joke before you clicked on the link.