Five things I learned this weekend

The holiday season begins in T-minus three days and I'm feeling panicky generous. As I'm coming off an especially educational few days, I thought I'd share a few tips I picked up during November's spare weekend. 1) Toilet paper is no substitute for paper toweling. Does this seem obvious to you? It only occurred to [...]

A magic portal in the space/time continuum — a guest post by Donna

This weekend I had the great pleasure of spending time with the Molly B and Me family.  As a member of the large Biskupic family, I am associated with many subgroups.   I am proud to be a member of the peas and carrot club.  I am allowed to read the coveted green and red pepper [...]

Food is love. Dobar Tek!

We are genetically unsuited for crafting. Hailing from a direct line of butchers, coal miners, milkmen and telephone linemen, we come from people whose strong hands wrapped comfortably around cleavers, chisels, steel and spikes. We've neither the patience nor the daintiness necessary for beautiful scrapbooking, embroidery or etching. My sweet little niece and I once aborted [...]

You’ll Never Walk Alone

We trudged through the rain on Saturday, a three-generational team in an age-old battle against a scary disease.Cancer attacks with stealth; its biggest ally is silence, its greatest enemy is knowledge. Races like the 31st annual American Cancer Society Sole Burner 5k, which draws nearly 8,000 participants each year, provide a worthy nemesis for cancer, [...]