Vacation Mode

I downloaded no fewer than ten books on my Kindle, brought one advanced galley that I was super excited to read (and it did not disappoint!), and I escaped just in time the the Arctic Blast that was hitting the Northeast. This is what we left: And this is what we came...

Snow Days for the Intrepid

This is indeed a Thursday Thing, but given that we’re all grown-ups (kids, get off the freakin’ Internet!) and today is a Thursday, let’s just all take this for granted, shall we? We had two snow days. And it was just fine. The first snow day,...

The Relics of the Past for a Hipster Tween

On Thursday, the boy came running in from school. “MOM!” he shouted from the front door. “We saw the coolest thing today. This kid in my class brought in [thing] and it was so amazing. Do we have one?” I was hurrying to get ready for a meeting,...

I Write the Blog Posts That Make the Young Boys Cry

Generally when I write about the past, I tend to go about 100 years or so back. It’s what interests me the most, so it’s what I share. However, I am going to deviate from the beginning of the 20th century and look toward the end of the 1900s┬áhere. In the...