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For Whom the Vole Tolls

I saw it out of the corner of my eye as it darted from under the entertainment unit in the family room around the corner and into the kitchen. Of course, I wasn’t really sure if it was anything more than a dust bunny. However, it’s pretty unusual to see a dust bunny with a clear agenda, and this one seemed like it definitely had a destination in mind. But I decided to give the dust bunny the benefit of the doubt…  (READ MORE)

One Flu Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

My daughter was the first one to get it. As soon as I heard the cough start I knew I was done for. I practically bathed in hand sanitizer, but before you could say, “expectorant,” the whole family had the flu. Even the dog was sick, which was the icing on the influenza cake. Truly, there is nothing like getting a wet dog sneeze in the face when you feel like a roadkill… (READ MORE)

The Eyebrows Have It

As I perused the latest fashion magazine, I noticed something about the models.  They all had big eyebrows. Big, perfect eyebrows. Big, sculpted, perfectly groomed and arched eyebrows. And I did not. Not that I’m comparing myself to a model, because that would be impossible on just so many levels. I could not make myself six-foot tall, 115 pounds, and willowy without a body transplant. But I could have fabulous brows. Apparently, all I needed to achieve uber-eyebrows, was a kit… (READ MORE)