Ma, There’s a Banana in the Dryer


After a very busy day of driving my kids to their respective destinations, doing the grocery shopping, attempting to do four loads of laundry, cooking dinner and doing everything else anyone could muster up for me to do that day, I decided to take the rest of the night off and relax with my husband … [ Read More ]

Roast Them All


When we had our annual family gathering, my younger relatives wanted to roast a marshmallow. I was multitasking that time just so you know. [ Read More ]

The Perfect Balancing Act

Have you heard of Nik Wallenda?  He is a 7th generation stunt man who grew up in a family of entertainers.  About a year ago he walked across the Niagara Falls on a tight rope at night!  It was bound to be an exciting, horrifying, and exhilarating evening. [ Read More ]

Uncle Jeremy’s Christmas Car


I remember Uncle Jeremy used to drive his Christmas-themed pick-up truck to our turf on Christmas. [ Read More ]

You Get What You Pay For

Although I’m single, I’ve had several long relationships with Ziploc bags I rinse and reuse. You could say that in some circuitous way, my grandma has set me up for these questionable couplings. [ Read More ]

Wrong Number


Math was never my niece, Diana’s, strongest subject. After Diana’s first year of high school, she took a summer course to make up some credits. I ran into her one afternoon as the season was winding down. [ Read More ]

My Grandpa’s Xylophone [PODCAST]


Susan Evind shares the story of how her grandfather escaped San Francisco’s Great Earthquake and Fire of 1906.  Don’t worry, he made it home… but did his xylophone? [ Read More ]

Mothers And Their Rules


Most mothers have two sets of rules for their kids: universal rules like “don’t touch the oven, don’t play in the street” and custom tailored rules like “don’t call your sister a boy, don’t touch the dog’s face.” [ Read More ]

Brotherly Love


It was a rainy night. I was hurrying home without an umbrella. A tall man came beside me and let me share his. [ Read More ]

Fighting At The Football Game With “North Korea”

As a kid, I loved going to sporting events with my Father. While this was never his thing, he took me to games because he knew I loved it.  The most memorable game we ever went to was a NY Jets football game. I think I was 9 at the time, and we didn’t even … [ Read More ]

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