Ugly Babies

We’ve all heard the old saying, “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder”. Never is that statement more true than when speaking of a new mother’s affection for her infant. A mother is able to overlook even the most glaring imperfections while cherishing her offspring, even when others notice immediately. By the same token, […]

The Power of Reading

We’re on Fall Break this week. After a morning outside at the park, I took my kids by GameStop and let them each pick out a “new” game for our Wii console. Carson chose Mario Super Sluggers. Cameron voted for Need for Speed Version 1,000,001, or whatever it is, and Colton selected an F1 racing […]

The Stain

Last evening, I had one of those parenting moments that gives you pause. At school, I’d call it a “teachable moment”. My living room was a jumble of noise. The oldest was practicing his guitar with the amp a little too loud. The middle child was playing a game on his Kindle, and my daughter […]

Adventures in History

Today, I spent part of the afternoon traveling around Mt. Sterling with my family, trying to get photos of some locations mentioned in Don’t Ask Me to Leave. Unfortunately, a few of the locations were closed…one for good! We did manage to get a milkshake at Berryman’s Tasty Treat.

Happy Birthday, USA

We just finished one of the wettest Fourth of July holidays I can remember, with inches of rain and flooding forcing us to stay indoors. Since I spent the day working on revisions for Don’t Ask, I thought I’d share some Happy Birthday wishes to the USA and to the character of Olivia Miller, who […]