Being Overbooked Can Be a Joy

Being Overbooked Can Be a Joy

United Airlines: overbooked passenger gets bloodied and dragged off the plane unconscious. Southwest Airlines: overbooked passenger gets a most lovely check for $975 and is delayed only three hours, during which time his little friends picked him up to go to a sports...
Young Elastic Vs. Old Babysitter

Young Elastic Vs. Old Babysitter

I was nearing the end of a very enjoyable, but hectic, stint as the babysitter for three very darling, but energetic, young children. Their parents went on a dream vacation to a faraway land. They patched together a tag-team trio of babysitters to make it all work....
The Rock Professor

The Rock Professor

  A neighbor was making a dry stream bed to accommodate drainage. He said the project reminded him of the first landscaping project he ever attempted:   He went to the lumberyard to buy rocks. Once he saw the wide variety of shapes and sizes to choose from,...
Teen Makes a Political Doo Dah

Teen Makes a Political Doo Dah

I was honored to be asked to go to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln today to help judge a contest. In it, students from eastern Nebraska high schools who are aspiring to become teachers each created a storybook for preschoolers. They presented their books to the...
To Wear at Parent-Teacher Conferences?

To Wear at Parent-Teacher Conferences?

Hubby won this T-shirt at a Super Bowl party last night. He immediately proclaimed that he was going to wear it to our daughter’s Parent-Teacher Conferences next week. Think it will be a hit with the educators? :>) Don’t worry; her GPA is safe. I will...