The Joys of Going Back to School

When I was a kid, I used to always think that teachers loved school.  Snow days were a teacher’s biggest bummer.  Now that I’m all grown up, I know better! Like students, teachers go through the 7 stages of (educational) grief as the new school year approaches: Shock and denial:  What’s the date?  Are you […]

Thirty One Shades of Pink

It’s that time of year again. It has nothing to do with leaves, and nothing to do with Halloween, however much the stores would have you believe otherwise. October has been chosen to spotlight breast cancer awareness, and those of us who have ridden that wave need to be prepared for the reprise of attention […]

Pool Frogs and Other Late Summer Perils

People do not typically consider frogs to be wily animals, but I am here to tell you that coyotes have nothing on these sneaky amphibious creatures. They have taken to gathering in the pool in gangs of eight or ten during the night. Clearly they’re conspiring about evasive maneuvers come morning when I have a […]