Labor Day – Whattup with That?

September 7, 2015 Janiel 1

…Talk to any emergency room doc and you’ll learn that Labor Day could be renamed “Cram In Every Activity You Didn’t Do Over the Summer Plus a Lot of Really Stupid Ones Your Mom Would Never Let you Do” Day. Because according to my Bro-in-law’s bro, that’s the day his ER fills up with more people who have power-nailed roof tiles to their hand, or embedded tire spokes in their calf doing half-gainers off a cliff …


What Makes You Happy?

March 24, 2014 Janiel 8

Do you know what it takes to make my littlest dude happy? French fries. Something he never gets except during the winter Solstice because I don't […]

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I Would Have Saved Life as We Know it Had I been Aboard the Mayflower. Like Totally.

November 11, 2013 Janiel 4

I should have been a pilgrim. But not the regular kind that arrived half starved and scurvyfied aboard the Mayflower. No, no. I couldn’t have been a firstie to this country. I’d have to have arrived with a later group. Say, on the June or Julyflower. Maybe even the Septemberflower. After everything had already been beaten into submission … er … civilized. You know, buildings built. A/C, central heating, and a direct connection to BBC America established. I should have been one of those pilgrims. Because I totally have the whole Put-Up-Food-For-the-Winter thing down, and those people would not have starved if I had been there.

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