Little Shy Felipe

bus

Driving a school bus in a growing community presents some unique opportunities, especially when one of your routes involves an ethnically diverse mix of four and five-year olds. When the school year begins, many of these kids don’t speak any English. [ Read More ]

Taking A Digger: What It Means And What It Doesn’t

funny sayings

Slang fascinates me. How did those words and phrases come to be? Who were the first ones to use them? How did it catch on? While some slang can be traced to different people or regions, others are a complete mystery. The one that I can’t figure out, and that has created some awkward situations, … [ Read More ]

Handy Phone

I found a guy behind me at the restaurant cashier that has a built-in phone handle in his hands. [ Read More ]

My Visit to Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor

While vacationing in the Hawaiian Islands, I visited the World War II memorial atop the sunken U.S. battleship Arizona, a monument to those who died in the attack on Pearl Harbor. [ Read More ]

At the Swimming Pool: What Lies Beneath

swimming

Finally, the day arrived that my family and I would be on our way out of snowy Buffalo and on to our highly anticipated trip to Florida. [ Read More ]

I’m the Tooth Fairy [PODCAST]

tooth fairy

Pia tells the story of her son discovering the tooth fairy! It was quite the dental ordeal. [ Read More ]

Must We Ask, “Why Did The Chicken Cross the Road?”

I dream of a world where chickens...

Finally, somebody dares to consider the possibility of a world where we trust chickens!!! [ Read More ]

Tree Hole in the Middle

tree

This tree almost got chopped down but thanks to the efforts of the community, they found a way for it to no longer hinder the electrical lines. [ Read More ]

List-chief

My cousin Vikki is notorious for her list making.  She keeps a grocery list on the refrigerator at all times, and if something is needed in the house she declares, ”Write it down!”  I decided to make a tiny addition to her list that everyone could agree upon: [ Read More ]

Free Coffee

coffee

The school needed some cost-cutting measures and here’s one they came up with. Not exactly free coffee, but it’s a start! [ Read More ]

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