Things We Like

In Awe of Families

In Awe of Families

We have just returned from two extended family events: our 38th year at a conference center’s Guest Period in the North Carolina mountains, and the celebration of a great aunt’s long and remarkable life in Vermont. The purpose of this short post is to extol families,...

Things We Like #5: Today’s Challenge

I knew that getting older there would be challenges, but I had not anticipated this one. Today I had to estimate how many incandescent light bulbs to buy so that we can read in bed and light our den until we croak.  The NannyState has outlawed them. So, being...

Things We Like #4: Parenting By The Book

For this post, it’s really someone we like. Over the past several months we have been instructed by John Rosemond on four occasions.  He has incredibly relevant insights on parenting, which everyone should consider. John is a licensed family psychologist who calls...

Things We Like #3

We just returned from our third overnight trip on Amtrak, and we have enjoyed every minute of each trip. It is so relaxing to travel from city center to city center without long taxi rides, security lines, uncertain waits, weather worries, sardine seats, and no food....

Things We Like #2

On a lighter note, trying to mow down grass instead of bad ideas, we really like our Fiskars Momentum Reel Mower.  It actually cuts grass without an engine! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQa9ZDbyXsw If you have never seen or used a reel (as in fishing “reel”) mower,...