Out of Balance

  I’ve been bad about balancing my checkbook lately. Am I alone or do others fall behind, too? Filling out line items for the entire previous month seemed daunting, which led me to do one quick computation and write the following in my checkbook (second line):                   […]

They’re Tethered, Alright

  A professor at the school where I work was involved in a study of university students’ mobile phone use. To a person who owns a dumb phone, the results were alarming. Young people seem to be more concerned with connecting with others through a gadget than in real life. And it’s not just college […]

A Peapod Christmas

  Every time Peapod arrives at my door, it feels like Christmas. Mainly because so many items come in their own bags. It oddly feels like unwrapping presents. What’s this small cylindrical item? Oh, the Off! spray I ordered. What’s this cold, hard rectangle? Oh, the cheese I ordered. These presents make me feel guilty […]

To Punctuate or Not to Punctuate

  Love it when people geek out over punctuation. I’m in the anti-period camp myself.

It’s Still Summer!

  I winced when I looked at the calendar the other day and saw that August is upon us. To add insult to injury, I received my first “back to school” ad in the mail today. No. Just no. In other news, dear readers…has anyone ever had an itchy rash that consists of a few […]