Weather or Not

When you grow up on a farm, paying attention to the weather is necessary for a variety of reasons. What … More


When I looked up definitions for tomboy, I was surprised that they sounded and felt a little harsh: A girl … More

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

We were reducing, reusing, and recycling in my family long before it became a common phrase. It was partly out … More

A Seat at the Table

Being a younger sibling and cousin in a large immediate and extended family had both benefits and drawbacks. Benefits included the … More

Space Issues

When you share a house with fourteen other people, space issues go with the territory. By the time my youngest … More

Yahtzee and Life

Growing up, we played lots of games, indoors and out. There were card games, sports, board games and more. In … More