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As I thanked all the stars in the sky...

01/16/2013 19:22:07 PM

"There but for you go I."  That is the sentiment this week at the Sunday Night Blog.  The author has seen someone in the streets and lately all over town.  Perhaps you have seen him too.  That is why the author takes a moment to consider the homeless who panhandle ..

Toilet Paper Unroll? Front or Behind?!

01/16/2013 14:16:17 PM

  This is the question which took place today. Unfortunately it also raised other questions... How do i like it? Which side does it come off in my toilet? A few friends discussed and we all decided to check which way it unrolls at home and then continue the debate tomorrow.   Just checked ..

I'm Bored

01/16/2013 13:50:06 PM

    Today my adult kids are self-starters, self-motivated and they are all creative at work, school and at home. I give all the credit for those qualities to boredom in their childhood. Many modern parents enrol their kids in vicious cycle classes, activities and sports to make s..

Diatribe: Gas In The House Leaves Water To Burn.

01/16/2013 09:42:09 AM

For a period of time during my college years I lived alone in an off-campus apartment.  It was an interesting apartment composed of half the third floor and all of the attic in an old Victorian home.  There were a few other apartments in the building and the tenants generally got along qui..

Ovation: Precious Memories & Old Photos Found In Antique Cameras.

01/15/2013 10:39:52 AM

In my basement I keep a box marked “precious memories”.  Stored carefully inside this carton are relics and artifacts from my childhood and memories of relatives and ancestors long gone.  I’ve kept a cap that was knitted for me by a grandmother when I was an infant, the B..

The Tragic-Comic Experience Of Shopping With A Teenager

01/14/2013 20:11:50 PM

It was and still is an educational experience for one of my adult daughters to shop with a younger sister. After a particular stressful shopping trip, they would stumble through the door, complaining about their hard to please sibling. Typically,they'd roll their eyes and sputter, " Do you wan..

Few Reasons to Be House Proud

01/14/2013 11:58:26 AM

Even if your home is not exactly a dream come true, it can still give you reasons to be house proud. Ask yourself is it clean and organised enough and you will see that there is a way to actually enjoy your residence more.There are many factors that can make you proud of your home. Learning how to c..

WHAT? !! You Want To Shave Your Head and Pierce Your Ears?!

01/13/2013 20:38:28 PM

Rebecca wants a belly stud. Does it REALLY matter? Does this disagreement really have to do with morality, commonsense or responsibility or is it simply a matter of taste, choice or opinion?” As parents, we are often counselled to choose our battles with our children and refrain from forb..

BBB Time: Bath, Book, Bed

01/12/2013 15:27:11 PM

On hectic days, the whole routine became an assembly line. In a family of eleven, everything is a big deal.   However it was bath time, grooming time, story time and bed time that took a lot of creative problem solving abilities as well as a big investment in time. On hectic days thi..

Ovation: 5th Brooklyn Scouts – How Scouting Should Be.

01/11/2013 10:29:27 AM

I learned this week that one of my classmates from my childhood had passed away.  While we weren’t the best of friends, we did grow up together.  We had the same teachers in preschool, elementary school, grade school and frequently in high school.  His mother was our Den Mother&..

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