Taking a look at the ‘r-word’: retirement A college buddy’s 2014 Christmas newsletter said he and his wife were starting to consider the ‘R’ word — retirement. A few days after receiving Doug’s holiday greeting, the post office delivered my .
When I think of my grandfather and how to describe him, one of the best adjectives I can come up with is ‘tough.’ My grandfather, Charles ‘Bud’ Hanzlick, died Dec. 18, the morning of the first significant snowfall this year. He .
My grandmother turned 99 last month. I’m not sure she was happy about it. We celebrated with a small party at the nursing home where she lives, and I brought chocolate cupcakes and hot coffee, two things I knew she .
My niece nearly spoiled months of planning with a simple goodbye at Thanksgiving. “See you next week,” she said, to a room of open-mouthed adults panicked by the salutation. The message was accurate, it just wasn’t meant to be .
Unfortunately, sometimes being good isn’t good enough It’s almost December, which means it’s almost 2015. I’m not big on New Year’s resolutions, but I maintain the same goals every year: don’t get arrested, don’t .
Marriage is about compromise, and I’ve made a big one. My husband and I have sort of a standing agreement to spend the holiday with his family. And while they’re lovely people with a beautiful home and a .
As you are reading this, the landscape is likely covered in the white powder. If it isn’t, New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick’s take-down of meteorologists a few weeks ago again shows his brilliance. The first thought .
Whatever problems might be lurking during the daytime, Kansans apparently don’t lose much sleep over them. At least, that’s one of many facts unearthed in a national survey conducted by WalletHub, a social media outlet that studies financial .
November has been my favorite month for years, but depending on how it goes this year, I don’t know if it can top the October I’ve had. Let’s just say last month was pretty good. I saw .
All the recent hysteria about the Ebola virus has had me thinking a lot about my irrational fears (one of which is Ebola). When I say “irrational fears,” I basically mean that the risk of that thing harming me or .
Saturday morning cartoons are done, y’all. Finished. Dead. Raptured. Oct. 4 was the first Saturday since the 1960s with no cartoons on broadcast television. Where will the kids get their five hours of summer once a week? Cable? Yes. Netflix? .
For the last two weeks, I tried to be a better person. But I’ve concluded that I’m fine with being an OK person. Let’s start with week one. That’s the week that I tried being disciplined, .
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