Pills and hot brew

December 12, 2007 I recently got a dose of feeling like some kind of common criminal after I purchased some cold medication for sinus. Talk about a hassle. Rank, name and serial number were required.

Signs of aging

December 11, 2007 As a youth pastor, my kids make me feel young. Well most of the time anyway.

Changing tradition

December 11, 2007 Gary and I won’t be attending any large family gatherings this Christmas. We’ve decided it’s just too much to deal with this year.

Dog people, cat people

December 10, 2007 There are two kinds of people in this world: Dog people and cat people. Which one are you?

Musician bays at moon

December 6, 2007 Michelle Shocked is crazy like a fox. Or whatever.Maybe, anyway. Here’s the story and you can make up your own mind.

Ornament tradition renewed

December 4, 2007 For Thanksgiving this year, I did the unthinkable — offer to help Mom and my sister Sara with ornaments for Abby’s kindergarten class.

Start anew, right now

December 3, 2007 I’m sure everyone out there will be relieved to know that if our town ever gets invaded by subterranean worm-creatures, my husband can mount a full attack from our basement, much like Burt Gumme

Don’t starve horses

November 29, 2007 Last winter, this newspaper office fielded entirely too many calls about horses being mistreated, mainly because their owners were not giving them enough food.