On reunions and time machines I’ve aged. This past week, I received an invite to a Facebook group for my high school’s 10-year reunion. When did 2006 become almost 10 years ago? This is crazy. I take umbrage with it. .
My father could have appreciated the sentiment of the memorial, but he would have rolled over in his grave, had we not cremated him, at the ceremony accompanying its dedication. He never was big on public gatherings. On April 11, USD 365 .
At 6:57 a.m. on Wednesday, I became a victim of injustice. It was at that time that I received a $15 parking ticket. When I woke up that morning, I had a gut feeling that it was going to be a .
Marcus Foster got kicked off the K-State basketball team because he put a picture of himself on Twitter with a plastic lizard named Randolph. Well, to be completely accurate, he said: “Me and my boy #randolph lit on the beach.” .
‘Behind every great man, there is a great woman.” Or something like that. It’s hard to track down accurate quotes on the Internet. As I see it, though, what a great man really needs is enemies. Look back through .
It’s hard to say goodbye to friends, sometimes even to fictional ones. I get quite attached to some of my favorite TV personalities, and lately it feels as though I’ve been saying goodbye to all my favorites. “White .
Last week I had a craving for food from one of my favorite hometown restaurants: Pho Hoa in Garden City. It’s officially called Pho Hoa One, but everyone just says “Pho Hoa” (pronounced — at least by most in our .
My mom is adamant she will not live a day past her 72nd birthday. She’s convinced as soon as a person turns 72, that everything goes downhill. “That’s when all the serious medical problems start,” she says. “I’m .
My mother is now a full participant in the digital world, which is good, but it’s going to take some time to get used to on my part, as another member of my family stops calling and starts texting. .
For me, looking at a map of Manhattan is kinda like attending a family reunion. Kinda. My mom, Maxine, grew up in Manhattan in the 1910s, ‘20s and ‘30 as Maxine Givens. Some of those years were spent in a house .
It’s been an unusually warm winter, but the last week has been a chilly, wet reminder of what winter in the Midwest is really like. After having both fun and frustrating memories involving snow, I have mixed feelings about .
Recently my aunt wrote Facebook post about being “officially an old lady.” Her qualifications included wearing a hat when it is cold, no matter what it does to her hair; wearing glasses because she can see better than with contacts; .
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