A true Kansan, my first response upon hearing tornado sirens is to go outside and look at the sky. But I’m not crazy. I generally will spend less than a minute outside — just enough time to get an impending .
My dog, Scout, could never be a service dog. She’s definitely not disciplined enough to lead a blind person through the grocery store, for instance. She’s a little too hyper. A little too curious. She’d want to .
My coworkers here at The Mercury like to make fun of me for using the word dope. I originally began using the word ironically (hipster much?) when I was a college student. The term had already fallen out of favor .
Mother’s Day might be a bit of a made up, greeting card holiday nowadays, but I don’t care. Sometimes I rebel against what I view as holidays invented by marketing companies. When Valentine’s Day rolls around, for .
Even at my advanced age, I often think about my aunts and uncles, and my memories of them make me feel like a kid again. While I was growing up, I was particularly close to two sets of aunts and .
It’s one of the world’s great fibs. You’re trying to make a call to some giant corporation, and you’re on hold for a half-hour waiting for someone in the Philippines or Bangladesh to try sorting out .
I never expected to be one of those people who name their cars. But then I met Stella, who happens to be my first car. Stella is a 2006 Subaru Forester (her full name is Stella Subes) with 170,000 miles. If I .
I’m 26 years old, the age of a quintessential millennial. Last year, I moved to Austin, Texas, for a new job that I thought would be a move in the right direction for my career. It did not go well, .
March (and some of April) Madness is almost over. The bracket you filled out has probably been finished. I don’t want to brag, but I do. As of Friday, my bracket is ranked 8th out of 34 at The Mercury. .
Growing up working on my grandparents’ ranch, I learned early that a job requires one to wear many hats. My training started as my grandfather’s sidekick/gate opener when checking cattle. Never one to pass on making a joke, .
March is the best month, and I can’t even count all of the reasons why. First, it’s a great sports month. Between basketball’s March Madness, baseball’s spring training and the tail end of hockey season, there’.
After visiting Ireland last summer, here’s the best way I know to sum up the Irish people: They don’t believe in clothes dryers. My husband Brendan and I discovered this fact when, about halfway through our little self-guided .
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