All posts by Karen L. Zickes

Lip Smackin’ Good

Having spent several years in Alabama, I learned a thing or two about great barbeque, and it became something my husband and I ate frequently.  To be honest, we compare all BBQ we try to what we had down south; with most places falling short of our expectations.  Craving barbeque yet again, we decided to

Family Fiesta

A recent Girls Night Out at Plaza Azteca Restaurantes Mexicanos resulted in “entrée envy” and in a quick return visit with my family and more friends. Entree Envy is a silly term I coined a while ago. Basically, even though I’m enjoying my own meal, it means I’m looking around the table wishing I had

When Things Don’t Make Sense

Contrary to conventional knowledge that we have five senses, we actually have seven.  The two additional senses are the vestibular sense which detects movement and changes in the position of the head, and the proprioceptive sense telling us about weight, body position, pressure, and movement. The facts In simplest terms, Sensory Integration (SI) is the

Life lessons on and off the court

Make no mistake-Tod Kowalczyk is very well aware of the challenges that lie ahead of him and his players this season.  As the new head coach of the University of Toledo’s men’s basketball team, he steps into a basketball program that saw only four wins last season.  Not discouraged in the least, Kowalczyk sees a

Stars and stripes forever

You don’t have to be the President or First Lady to eat at The Whitehouse Inn; though the owner wouldn’t mind having the opportunity to serve a President one of these days. Located in downtown Whitehouse, The Whitehouse Inn isn’t merely named after the town, it is 100 percent all-American; right down to serving plates