I thought my husband and I would spend our fifth anniversary on some kind of vacation. We always talked about going back to Hawaii, where we went for our honeymoon, or maybe to Costa Rica, where neither of us has .
As everyone who visits my wife Joyce’s Facebook page knows, she and I returned recently from a two week tour of Hawaii, with a five-day stop in Southern California on our way to the islands. Some impressions from our .
With the beginning of the NFL season just around the corner and a new team taking the field in Los Angeles, I feel it is necessary to reflect on how sports are more about personal identity than they are about .
How old am I really? In theory, my birth on May 27, 1989, would make me 27, as of Aug. 28, 2016. (Kinda disappointed that people forgot the three-month anniversary of my 27th birthday on Saturday.) Journalists may not be the best at math, but .
My daughter is now an officially enrolled high school senior. And after a busy summer, my wife and I are feeling much closer to senior citizen status than we should. To be more specific, we’ve seemingly been going from .
Having grown up in Massachusetts a short drive from the coast, one of the things I miss, especially during the summer, is going to the beach. When I was around 4 or 5, I wanted to be an archaeologist. (I recently asked .
Wedding season is in full swing, and although I attended my only wedding of this year last weekend, I’m still pretty excited about it. My friend Kayla, whom I’ve known since eighth grade, got married last weekend, and .
Life hacks. It’s all about finding ways to game the system of life to your advantage. I stumbled across a pretty good one last weekend. I found a way to extend my three-day weekend into a five-day vacation. All .
I wanted to fill this space with aptonyms, the term for when a person’s name accurately describes their chosen profession, but I will admit I had some help compiling the list below. I announced the topic in a recent .
My dad was always one of those pretty manly guys. He grew up with three older brothers, and they tended to do lots of stereotypically masculine things: they played sports, they went hunting, they built stuff. In the summers, they .
There’s nothing I enjoy more in the summer than sitting on a park bench with a good book. Even though I’m three years out of school and now roughly as busy in the summer as I am any .
I’ve lived almost all of my life in Kansas, and if there is one thing I know Kansans can agree on, it’s this: tornados fascinate us just as much as they scare us. To me, tornados seem like .
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