Friday, May 24, 2019

The Flip Side of Parenthood

There are many words that describe the upside of parenthood — joy, pride, love. And then there is the flip side — worry, fear, and sometimes, sheer terror. These...

Life As A Snowstorm

There's nothing like a March snowstorm — and the biggest one of the season, to boot — to remind us to expect the unexpected. Just when I was...

Being A Student Again

I love the recent story about the 94-year-old great-grandmother leading four generations of her family in jumping out of an airplane over central Florida — seems sky-diving is a...

Technological Inadequacy

Readers of my column are familiar with my ongoing struggle to keep up with the latest technology: my clumsiness with gadgets, my struggles to send text messages, upload digital...

No New Year’s Resolutions for Me!

Resolutions? Bah! Humbug! My New Year’s resolution is one that I cannot fail to keep, because my only resolution this year is not to make any more resolutions. This...

En France

Walking through Target the other day, I felt a sudden urge to make a beeline for the doll section — Bratz, to be specific, and I picked out an...

Suburban Teen: Biology, Genes, and Me

In my freshman honors biology class we are learning about the different stages of sexual and asexual reproduction. We’ve learned everything from meiosis to mitosis, chromosome replication, and everything...

Biology, Genes, and Me

In my freshman honors biology class we are learning about the different stages of sexual and asexual reproduction. We’ve learned everything from meiosis to mitosis, chromosome replication, and everything...

Stuck in the Middle

Katie gets everything and Will gets all the attention!” I was six years old when I said this. I still remember feeling so outraged because the baby once again...

Alcohol Won’t Make You Cooler

In eighth grade I was so excited for high school, being older and more sophisticated, and the thought of being invited to hipper parties was excruciatingly cool. Well, now...

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