An Uncle Billy kind of day

An Uncle Billy kind of day

I had an Uncle Billy kind of day yesterday involving two trips to the DMV, an unsuccessful attempt to get a flu shot and a wrong turn coming out of Freedom I only noticed when I saw a sign welcoming me to the Oneida Reservation. Luckily, Uncle Billy Days always end in an unexpected, joyful [...]

Santa wears specs

Santa wears specs

Santa wears readers in our house. This 2019 edition to his wardrobe owes little to his deficiencies and everything to ours. Two of us have terrible eyesight and a vain inability to keep track of our glasses…because they’re only on our actual heads when we absolutely have to strap them on. Otherwise, you’ll find dime [...]

A View of the World Through Midwestern Glasses (A Guest Post By Tara Heaslip)

A View of the World Through Midwestern Glasses (A Guest Post By Tara Heaslip)

My family’s typical Thanksgiving involves about 15 family members in a New Jersey dining room. This year, tradition was thrown to the wayside when my sister moved to South Bend, Indiana to work for Pete Buttigieg’s presidential campaign. We’ve been excited to visit her for months, but with a family’s worth of crowded schedules and [...]