When a dog chooses an owner

The beginning of October marks three very important birthdays in my life. First: my wonderful mother, Tammy. She went through a lot to give me life, and then she had to raise me for a couple decades, and for that I don’t think there’s a thank-you big enough for that. I love her, and wish […]

Memories of a high school graduate

I recently had my 10-year high school reunion. 26 of us class of 2013 Richmond High School graduates sat around the park near where we all grew up with over a dozen yearbooks, talking about things that happened over our school years and laughing about some funny memories. I thought I’d share a few of […]

Life is a mystery

I’ve recently been obsessed with a free, online, daily game called Murdle. It’s a daily mystery puzzle, and anyone who knows me knows I love mystery. As a kid, my favorite cartoon was Scooby Doo. I’ve dressed up for Halloween as both Velma and Daphne multiple times. I saw both the live action movies in […]

Homemade made difficult

With the cost of literally everything having gone up, I’ve been trying to make more things from scratch because it tends to be cheaper. This isn’t something new for my husband and I. Since we moved in together, we regularly make homemade pasta instead of buying boxes of it, we make jars of pickled jalapeños, […]

The Good Old Days can stay good

This weekend is Good Old Days. Where I grew up, Richmond, Michigan, the weekend after Labor Day is always Good Old Days weekend. It’s our small town fair, home to the outhouse races, various demolition derbies, carnival rides, and what was once the largest parade in Michigan. I always go back for Good Old Days. […]

What it means to be part of history

My husband and I recently spent four days in New York City and I bought something I’ve wanted since I was a little girl. I got myself an American Girl doll. For anyone who doesn’t know, American Girl is a line of dolls and print media, such as magazines and books. They have a line […]

Vacations aren’t always relaxing

Soon my husband and I are embarking on a long weekend in New York City. We try to take a small trip every summer, and every time I’m reminded of the fact that I don’t travel well. I do like seeing new things, don’t get me wrong. I can spend a whole afternoon in a […]

Repetitive doesn’t mean boring

I do things on repeat a lot. I’ve been told it could be a symptom of my ADHD, but I like to think I’m just a creature of habit. I watch the same television shows and movies over and over, I read books more than once, and I listen to music on repeat. During a […]

One of my bad habits

I locked my keys in my car this week. Because of course I did. I was on the phone with my best friend, as I am every Tuesday morning on my way to work, and was not paying attention as I gathered everything (I thought) out of my car to take inside. By the time […]

How to be patriotic

When I sat down to write this column, I tried to think of something patriotic. But I couldn’t think of anything. I don’t have a lot of veterans in my family, and my memories of the holiday consisted of the small business my dad and I had selling glow-sticks at firework events. He would walk […]