3:06 PM Dec 11, 2014
For years, when people would find out that I am a professor, they would ask me: “What are you a professor of?”
2:45 PM Dec 10, 2014
Good sportsmanship: “Respect for one’s opponent and graciousness in winning or losing” – Merriam dictionary
2:50 PM Dec 9, 2014
I grew up almost as an only child. My sister, who was six years younger than I, did not provide a companion that I could play games with, or much else.
4:16 PM Dec 5, 2014
Words matter. Mark Twain famously said that the difference between two words, the right one and the almost right one, is "the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning."
2:07 PM Dec 4, 2014
For many years, my older daughters, Natalie and Hillary, would spend the night at my house on Christmas Eve with Amy and I and my younger daughters, Evien and Maggie. The older girls would climb into Evien's bed, and Evien would hop into Maggie's bed.
12:46 PM Dec 3, 2014
Like many of you, I am disgusted with all the TV ads using Christmas to make a profit for products.
2:42 PM Dec 2, 2014
Forty-five percent of the American population dreads the Christmas season. For us, it’s most certainly not the most wonderful time of the year — it’s not even a blue Christmas. It’s more like a blue season.
4:00 PM Nov 28, 2014
As the year’s end draws closer and winter approaches, making preparations for another holiday season occupies much of our time.
2:56 PM Nov 26, 2014
What was life like before most of us owned cellphones?
12:31 PM Nov 25, 2014
I told a new friend of mine that I only volunteer to do stuff I love to do. I don't want to be on the PTA or the Finance Commission. I don't want to drive shut-ins around on bad roads.

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