Greetings from the Last Frontier (A guest post by Ryan)

Editor's Note: An old school adventurer, our nephew/cousin Ryan has traveled the world. These days, he's living in Kenai, Alaska, where he teaches high school Spanish and coaches football. He has gracefully agreed to guest blog and here is today's entry: What an honor it was to be asked by my beloved Aunt Laura to [...]

Kindness matters

Kindness matters

Nearly 30 years ago, in the midst of an obligatory childbirth preparation course, I had a thug-inspired moment of parental clarity. We mingled awkwardly, due to our increasing girth and decreasing patience, a bunch of strangers sitting pretzel-legged on the floor. Our perky instructor asked us, one by one, to say what we wanted for [...]

Shop is a four letter word, am I right?

Shop is a four letter word, am I right?

My Grandmother, Dorothy Fey, liked nothing better than gathering her girls, dressing up and heading into downtown Cincinnati for an afternoon of shopping. She'd happily roam McAlpins and Pogue's, celebrating the day's haul by taking her companions to the Ice Cream Bridge, which connected the latter store's fourth and fifth floors. A legendary shopper, Grandma [...]