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Three Little Words

“Why?” This is the mantra of toddlers everywhere—and the bane of toddler parents everywhere. Although listening to the word “why” on continuous loop can try anyone’s patience, at this innocent stage of the game, the questions were pretty easy to…

Tree Magic

When I was a kid, the film “Swiss Family Robinson” enchanted me. I recall owning the book by Johann David Wyss, and I know I read it, but the movie captured my heart first. This was unusual. I almost always…

Farewell

I went to a friend’s 60th birthday party today, and I must say that I did not think she looked old at all. Perhaps the fact that I turned 60 in April myself had some influence on my thinking, but…

Learning Curve II

A few months ago I wrote about Mac getting his Learner’s Permit. Now with some practice under our belts and many, many conversations about the literal interpretation of the Driver’s Manual, it is time to share the unwritten rules of…

Mother-of-the-Bride and The Dress

Yes, my daughter had a beautiful wedding, and yes, yes, yes, she was a beautiful bride. My new son-in-law was an exceedingly handsome groom. It was a wonderful wedding, a sort of local “destination” wedding on nearby Kent Island. It…

A Word From Our Sponsors

Every year when the Super Bowl rolls around, the hype around the commercials is as fervent as the game itself. That is because, by and large, commercials are too insufferable to watch the other 364 days of the year. It…

Nana – Cam

As I sit gazing at my computer screen, I am listening to little—and I do mean little—clucking sounds coming from the next room. Lina, my three-year-old granddaughter, is in the bedroom next door to my office. She is “taking a…

Summer Fun Driving an Ambulance

This summer promises to be a memorable one. It’s the summer of getting ready for Jackie’s wedding. It’s the summer I went tick hunting in Quince Orchard Park with Dr. Ahmed Kilani’s team from Clongen Labs—and the team found a…

Learning Curve

I have had 15 years and 9 months to prepare for this moment, and all that time has shown me is that you can never really be prepared for this moment. The Learner’s Permit. Permission to learn to drive a…