Am I As Creative as a Kindergarten Student?

Last week, Brad Osbourne, the poet laureate of WordPress at commonsensiblyspeaking, shared a style of poetry known as a Diamante poem, as part of his weekly Whittled Words series. Here is the format of such a poem: A diamante poem is a 7-line poem that looks like a diamond. It can be used to describe … Continue reading Am I As Creative as a Kindergarten Student?

A Day at the Beach!

I can't remember the last time we went an entire summer without going to the beach. The combination of COVID-19 and a revised teaching schedule made it a bit more challenging to plan a visit, but we were finally able to make it down the shore today, even though we missed summer by about five … Continue reading A Day at the Beach!

My Wife and I Went to the Beach Today and Did Something We’ve Never Done Before

Don't judge us until you've tried it. We have visited Ocean City every summer since our first child was born, 37 years ago. And some summers we've made multiple trips to OC. And on every one of those trips we have always had Mack and Manco pizza (now Manco and Manco). It is the best … Continue reading My Wife and I Went to the Beach Today and Did Something We’ve Never Done Before

The Refreshing Taste and Sweet Memories of Lawnmower Beer

I had never heard of the phrase "lawnmower beer" until I came across it in a story I was reading online a couple of weeks ago. I could kind of guess what the phrase was referring to, but I decided to look it up anyway. Here's what I found at Urban Dictionary: Any beer low … Continue reading The Refreshing Taste and Sweet Memories of Lawnmower Beer