Tag Archives: Columns

Know Your Audience

A few weeks ago, my husband and I asked our 4-year-old son, Billy, if he wanted to go to a college hockey game. He said yes and we bought the tickets, excited to share this sport with him for the first time. When it came time to leave for the game, though, Billy had changed

Jingle all the way

Toledo stands out among the places I’ve lived, as a relatively large number of local businesses tout their wares and services through the use of  jingles.  And I have to admit, some of those local tunes are catchy.  Spontaneous singing Living with baby, one quickly learns to be a troubadour of spontaneous jingles, some of


Fond memories I was looking in the mirror early one morning and noticed these little groovy lines in my skin jutting out like rays from the outside corner of my eyes.“Crows feet,” some people call them. I recalled my mom telling me about them when I was a boy. The memory brought a smile to

Stellar confusion

There has been a recent upheaval in the field of astrology due to the earth being a tad “off kilter.” Finally, the earth is in equal alignment with my family. Some astrologers suggest that with the new tilt of the earth, many will now have a new astrological sign. For example, according to the new

Time cop

We’ve read all of the parenting advice about making sure that one enjoys a child in the moment, instead of waiting with bated breath for the next “first.” The advice is surely sound, as parents would miss the joys that come with a baby’s particular skills one day if worried too much about when she’ll