Ms. Monopoly – Seems Destined to be a Ms., Not a Hit

As soon as I saw the headline, the first thing I did was check the date, to make sure it wasn't an old story from April 1. But no,┬áit was from this week. Toymaker Hasbro announced it was rolling out a new version of its classic Monopoly board game, naming this one Ms. Monopoly. In … Continue reading Ms. Monopoly – Seems Destined to be a Ms., Not a Hit

A “Helping You to Be More Thoughtful” App

We use apps to play games. We use apps to check our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram feeds. We use apps to read the news. None of these apps makes us a better person or improves our relationships with those we are close to. In fact, it might be argued that if we are using these … Continue reading A “Helping You to Be More Thoughtful” App

Porches = Eyebrows. Let Me Explain.

I remember 30 plus years ago when my wife and I were looking for our first home my wife had a couple of basic features she wanted in a home. One of those items was a front porch. And I'll admit I wanted one as well. Well, we are still living in the first house … Continue reading Porches = Eyebrows. Let Me Explain.

Maybe Sally Field Was Speaking for All of Us

If you're of a certain age, you may well remember Sally Field's famous Oscar Acceptance speech in 1985 when she won Best Actress for her role in Places in the Heart. Here is a short clip of her speech: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FJtsL8AJx0 Field's gushing acceptance speech is well remembered and has since been both admired as earnest … Continue reading Maybe Sally Field Was Speaking for All of Us

These Endurance Guys Are Literally Fueled by Plants, Part Two

Last week I mentioned the autobiographies of Scott Jurek and Rich Roll, two incredible endurance athletes who realized their success while eating a plant-based, vegan diet. Their books were two of the five books that I had reviewed as part of my first attempt at blogging, Sportsographies. Part One from last week featured my original … Continue reading These Endurance Guys Are Literally Fueled by Plants, Part Two

Music Monday: the Irish Traditional Music Session

If you're looking for some great music, you've come to the right spot. I'm following up on last week's Music Monday where I noted I needed to get more in touch with my Irish roots and start learning more about Irish music. Last week's post featured the great Irish folk music group, The High Kings. … Continue reading Music Monday: the Irish Traditional Music Session

Is This the One?

I went to write my blog tonight, but then I heard the news about another mass shooting, this time in Texas. The headline: "5 Dead, 21 injured in Texas shooting". Right below that story was news that gunfire had broken out after a high school football game in Alabama late Friday, leaving 10 teens injured. … Continue reading Is This the One?

Hug Mobsters Aim to Satisfy Skin Hunger

This past weekend I was lucky to catch a local radio show, Flashpoint, while driving in my car. The show is hosted by Cherri Gregg and features debates on hot topics in the news and newsmaker interviews. The story that caught my attention was the segment, "Change Maker of the week". This week's Change Maker … Continue reading Hug Mobsters Aim to Satisfy Skin Hunger

Music Monday: Going Back to My Irish Roots

According to 23andMe, I am 98% "British and Irish" with the remaining 2% being classified as Broadly Northwestern European. There were no surprises there; I've always considered myself 100% Irish, with my mom being born there, and my dad's mom being born there. I grew up learning a few words of Gaelic, and more than … Continue reading Music Monday: Going Back to My Irish Roots

Music Monday: Rising Country Music Star Tenille Arts

  Once again, I want to thank Coti Howell of Nashville Noise for making me aware of a new country artist, Tenille Arts. Here is some background info on Tenille, from her web site: Born and raised in the small prairie town of Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Tenille Arts picked up the guitar and penned her first … Continue reading Music Monday: Rising Country Music Star Tenille Arts