Telling Tales

Telling Tales

The palest ink is better than the best memory. —Unknown Life goes by so fast, it is important to write the stories before they get away. The following family tales are candid snapshots...
BOOCHIE!

BOOCHIE!

BOOCHIE! Our family tradition of "Boochie" was imported from an episode of the Perfect Strangers sitcom from the late-1980s. Balki, a sheepherder, moved from Mypos (a Mediterranean island)...
Ages & Stages

Ages & Stages

Growing up as a country mouse meant playing with my little sister because my other playmates lived too far away. Our mother had specific ideas about appropriate play toys for little girls....
A Universal Rule of Parenting

A Universal Rule of Parenting

I always said I'd never let my youngest son do two things: play hockey and play drums. So far, I've raised a basketball player, so the winter sport is a given. The drum is a different story....
North Woods Survivors

North Woods Survivors

I know why the CBS Survivor television show will never tape its series out in my “neck of the woods.” Used to a steady diet of skimpy bikini-clad women and shirtless men in a tropical...
God Danced

God Danced

A few years ago, we thoroughly enjoyed having one child in driver's training and another in toilet training at the same time. I discovered that half the fun of having such an age spread...

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