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A commute to remember

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 10:06 a.m.

If you have a job in the tri-county area, the odds are good that you commute to work. (Unless your job is being a full-time wife and mother, in which case you don’t commute because YOUR WORK NEVER ENDS.)

Never a dull moment on the way to work

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 9:31 a.m.

If you have a job in the tri-county area, the odds are good that you commute to work. (Unless your job is being a full-time wife and mother, in which case you don’t commute because YOUR WORK NEVER ENDS.)

The thermostat wars

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Marriage counselors say there are two main causes of divorce: Sex and money. I nominate a third: the thermostat wars.

The thermostat wars

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 9:54 a.m.

Marriage counselors say there are two main causes of divorce: Sex and money. I nominate a third: the thermostat wars.

Julie’s thermostat wars

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 9:56 a.m.

Marriage counselors say there are two main causes of divorce: Sex and money. I nominate a third: the thermostat wars.

Little ol’ list-maker me

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 12:01 a.m.

I make lists. Every single day. Lists for chores, lists for appointments, lists for groceries, lists for goals, lists for errands, lists of places I …

It’s all in the list

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 11:03 a.m.

I make lists. Every single day. Lists for chores, lists for appointments, lists for groceries, lists for goals, lists for errands, lists of places I want to see before I die, and lists of every possible clothing combination in my closets. (Which is how I realized that tube tops don’t go with ANYTHING, but I have eight outfits for a funeral. …

Little ol’ list-maker me UPDATED

Monday, February 9, 2015 12:01 a.m.

I make lists. Every single day. Lists for chores, lists for appointments, lists for groceries, lists for goals, lists for errands, lists of places I want to see before I die, and lists of every possible clothing combination in my closets. (Which is how I realized that tube tops don’t go with ANYTHING, but I have eight outfits for a funeral. …

Nicky... The Million Dollar Mutt

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Our dog has cost us more than my college education. Granted, it was in-state tuition 35 years ago, but still.

Nicky is one of a kind UPDATED

Tuesday, February 3, 2015 10:21 a.m.

Our dog has cost us more than my college education. Granted, it was in-state tuition 35 years ago, but still.

Nicky

Tuesday, February 3, 2015 10:14 p.m.

Our dog has cost us more than my college education. Granted, it was in-state tuition 35 years ago, but still.

Red, white and flu

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Remember the theme song from the Mary Tyler Moore show, “Love is All Around”? Lately the title could be “Flu is All Around. …

Red, white and flu

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 11:34 a.m.

Remember the theme song from the Mary Tyler Moore show, “Love is All Around”? Lately the title could be “Flu is All Around.” It’s hit our families, friends, neighbors and co-workers.

Coyotes, armadillos, oh my!

Thursday, January 22, 2015 8:38 a.m.

Coyotes, like armadillos, are now apparently everywhere. And by “everywhere” I mean near my house.

Armadillo by morning

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Coyotes, like armadillos, are now apparently everywhere. And by “everywhere” I mean near my house.

They’re everywhere!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 10:16 a.m.

Coyotes, like armadillos, are now apparently everywhere. And by “everywhere” I mean near my house.

An example of grace and tenacity

Friday, January 16, 2015 2:41 p.m.

Watching someone you love get old is a bit strange. The only thing stranger is watching yourself get old.

Grace and tenacity ...

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 11:28 a.m.

Watching someone you love get old is a bit strange. The only thing stranger is watching yourself get old.

New goals for a new year

Saturday, January 10, 2015 11:21 a.m.

Ah, yes, a new year. Here we go. Traditionally, this is the time to set goals that we’ll abandon within three weeks, if pop psychology is to be believed. As my father used to say, “The road to hell is paved with good intentions.”

Some goals for 2015

Wednesday, January 7, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Ah, yes, a new year. Here we go. Traditionally, this is the time to set goals that we’ll abandon within three weeks, if pop psychology is to be …

‘Make my own mayo’ and other goals for the new year

Wednesday, January 7, 2015 11:30 a.m.

Ah, yes, a new year. Here we go. Traditionally, this is the time to set goals that we’ll abandon within three weeks, if pop psychology is to be believed. As my father used to say, “The road to hell is paved with good intentions.”

Some thoughts as we start a new year

Monday, January 5, 2015 10:13 a.m.

If you’re reading this, we’ve made it through another year. Hallelujah!

Some thoughts as 2015 rolls in

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 9:01 a.m.

If you’re reading this, we’ve made it through another year. Hallelujah!

‘With liberty and justice for all’

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 11:34 a.m.

If you’re reading this, we’ve made it through another year. Hallelujah!

A Christmas cake to remember

Wednesday, December 24, 2014 12:01 p.m.

Most folks have a collection of special holiday recipes they pull out every year. I do, too. They’re filed in my mother’s old wooden recipe box, …

A Christmas carrot cake to remember

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 11:14 a.m.

Most folks have a collection of special holiday recipes they pull out every year. I do, too. They’re filed in my mother’s old wooden recipe box, organized from appetizers to dessert. Every Christmas Eve I pull them out, laugh hysterically and hoist another glass of wine.

Some birthday advice ...

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 12:07 a.m.

My birthday was last week, and it’s astonishing that I’ve survived 54 years on this planet relatively unscathed. I say “relatively” because I’ve had my heart broken (by a human) and my skull cracked (by a horse).

Some sage advice on my birthday

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 11:26 p.m.

My birthday was last week, and it’s astonishing that I’ve survived 54 years on this planet relatively unscathed. I say “relatively” because I’ve had my heart broken (by a human) and my skull cracked (by a horse).

Julie offers birthday words of wisdom

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 10:48 a.m.

My birthday was last week, and it’s astonishing that I’ve survived 54 years on this planet relatively unscathed. I say “relatively” because I’ve had …

Black Friday? I just don’t get it

Sunday, December 14, 2014 11:41 p.m.

Deck the halls with boughs of crazy, tra la la la la la la la!

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