5 things I hate about Cyber Monday

5 things I hate about Cyber Monday
Cyber Monday is becoming more hype than deep discounts. After a day of searching the web, I’ve concluded that these are the things that are wrong with the system: 1. My email is littered with spam and scams alerting me to the latest “non-deal” – I want a disclaimer on my email – “Serious inquiries... Read more »

Cyber Monday deals to check out

Cyber Monday deals to check out
Cyber Monday usually starts with a website search around Midnight (most stores start early), but this year I was driving back from a Florida vacation so had to do a quick search this morning. I always go to my regular websites/stores and look for items that might provide great deals and pretty much everyone provides... Read more »

AP Class Retraction

AP Class Retraction
Thinking I was very wise, I wrote an article about AP (Advanced Placement) classes¬†in high schoolbeing a waste and for all of you to save your money and not to think that AP classes were going to allow you to graduate early. Hmmmm, I think I might have spoken too soon. My college sophomore is... Read more »
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How many AP classes do you need?

How many AP classes do you need?
I wonder if every high school is like the one my kids attend and they push AP (advanced placement) classes harder than drugs from the corner dealer. Maybe I was just really dumb and it wasn’t an option for me, but I don’t remember AP classes being a thing when I was in high school.... Read more »

Furry Dogs

Think of the hair, but also, think of the poops.  Imgur.com
Did you ever wonder why you say, “There’s something in the dog’s FUR” but in the next sentence you’ll say, “There’s dog HAIR all over my pants.” I looked it up to see which one is correct. Apparently you say fur if the dog breed has a double coat, like a Newfoundland. If a dog... Read more »

My son doesn't want to watch the Cubs with me

My son doesn't want to watch the Cubs with me
Like most Chicago Cubs fans, I’ve loved them since about the time I was born. What people don’t know, that aren’t raised Cubs fans, is that it’s really more of a cult. There’s no such thing as fair weather fans. There rarely is fair weather – pretty much never. So you know going in that... Read more »
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Are you going to write anymore?

Are you going to write anymore?
That’s a question I get via text, email or in person at least once a week. I never know how to answer. The simple answer is yes. Yes I will.¬†The more complicated answer is, it depends. I haven’t written consistently in months. I never write to get views or clicks on advertising or to gain... Read more »

Summer swim club parents need to lighten up

Summer swim club parents need to lighten up
I know I criticize sports parents quite a bit and I really shouldn’t since I’m one of those said parents, but they just make it so easy. A friend asked me if I attract the crazies, but I don’t think I do. I’m just really observant. I listen more than I speak and with age,... Read more »

Amazon Prime Day sucked

Amazon Prime Day sucked
I was so looking forward to Amazon Prime Day. More deals than black Friday! Uh, well, ok. If you’re celebrating black Friday at a swap meet. And getting shown the items one at a time. Let me be fair. Being shown the ENTIRE swap meet about 15 items at a time. After you get shown... Read more »
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Back to school - can't get here soon enough

Back to school - can't get here soon enough
We just finished up Fourth of July and already I’m seeing back-to-school sales and supplies in the stores. While most people and kids in particular cringe with those signs, I’m not completely crushed that back-to-school is right around the corner. I think I need some “normalcy” that the school year seems to provide. Some of... Read more »