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Some tip-top lessons from ‘Top Gun’

August 16, 2015 Anyone over a certain age will immediately identify the movie associated with this phrase “I feel the need. The need for spee. more »»

Time marches swiftly on and kids grow up

August 9, 2015 Sometimes, you just turn around and BAM! your little baby niece is 21. This is what happened to Aunt Patty last week. Hard gulp. Ah, my Kelly: the first grandchild on my side of the family. more »»

Grinning through the sadness of surprise

July 26, 2015 I’m dating myself here but remember when the fictional Marine Gomer Pyle used to utter his famous catchphrase? If you’re over 40-something, you just said aloud “Surprise, surprise, surprise!”... more »»

Words of wisdom: Every part of life is the best part

July 12, 2015 It’s taken me the better part of 47 years to realize it but every stage of my life is the best one. No, I’m not saying that I’m happy every single minute of each day in my life. more »»

This Father’s Day, words of wisdom straight from Dad

June 20, 2015 Can it really be the end of June already? My, how time flies. My pop always told me the older I got, the faster it would. He was right about that. more »»

In defense of the so-called ‘oversensitive’ among us

June 14, 2015 You know, my whole life, I’ve been told I’m too sensitive. Hmm. I guess it’s possible. more »»

Memorial Day may be over, but remember every day

May 30, 2015 You know, I was all set to prattle on and on this morning about the Cleveland Cavalier. more »»

Where’s that ray gun to zap your mistakes away?

May 24, 2015 In the breaking news department this morning, this just in: I’m a dork. No, it’s not a genetic mutation — apparently I’ve got one of those, too, but that’s a story for a different day. more »»

When the lights go out, count blessings not bugs

May 17, 2015 April showers bring May cowers. more »»

Motherhood is full of tumbles, balancing and back flips

May 10, 2015 You know, motherhood is a lot like gymnastic. more »»

Happy to have an attitude of gratitude

May 3, 2015 We all know her. At least one someone who always seems to be upbeat, perpetually happy, finds the silver lining in the storm cloud. She’s a regular, old ball of sunshin. more »»

A word salad that didn’t lead to actual salad

April 26, 2015 Sometimes, even a words girl gets misinterpreted. Hmpf. more »»

Sometimes a bad day can last 168 hours

April 19, 2015 It’s hardly any secret that “Some days are better than others.” In fact, if memory serves, that was the main advertising slogan for the Michelob brand of beer for quite a few years. more »»

Vacation full of ups and downs for Kimerer family

April 12, 2015 Sometimes, spring break is more of a compound fracture. more »»

Reflecting on important life lessons this Easter

April 5, 2015 I miss Andy Rooney. Wild eyebrows and occasionally controversial barbs not withstanding, that dude really had his stuff together. He was, as my pop likes to say, a “master of the English language. more »»

Palm Sunday really the ultimate love story

March 29, 2015 In the Valley, in the country and in essence, the world over, we Christians acknowledge today as one of significance: It is what we refer to as Palm (sometimes called Passion) Sunda. more »»

Swim team solidarity and other hair-raising tales

March 22, 2015 The thing about hair is, it’s only an issue when there’s, like, an issue. For instance, I always took my son’s awesome hair for granted because, you know, it’s hair and — he’s a boy, after all. more »»

When you need an answer, look for the signs

March 15, 2015 You know the adage, “If everyone around you is an idiot, guess who’s the jerk?” There are many variations but you get the gist. more »»

He likes me, I like him not: Stay away from scammers

March 8, 2015 He likes me. Like, a lot. So much so, in fact, that he’s called me about 28 times in the last four weeks. more »»

Waiting out these last chilly days of winter

March 1, 2015 Ah, March. Who doesn’t love the notion of longer days, warmer temps and the general frivolity and revelry associated with both St. more »»



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