Granting My Kids' Wishes, One Dandelion at a Time

From those whispered in tiny voices before drifting off to sleep, to those shouted for the world to hear, I tirelessly work at granting my children's wishes in a world full of "not nows" and "maybe laters." Some may say I'm spoiling my children by granting their wishes, but I'm not refering to the whiny meltdowns in the toy aisle we've all been privy to nor the wants of today stemming from a checklist of grade school comparables all too soon forgotten. ...more
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I Don't Believe In Wind Chill

It’s freezing in New York City. Just a moment ago, I took my short-haired coonhounds for a walk. My cheeks were burning from the cold and the dogs were nearly too frosty to do their business on the discarded Christmas trees littering the curb. ...more
Who cares about wind chill? If you're cold, bundle up and/or go inside. Cold is cold!more

Being Trapped In Florida Ain’t All It’s Cracked Up to Be

In 20 years, will we be asking each other, “Where were you when the polar vortex hit?” My answer will be, “I was stuck in Florida.” I imagine people rolling their eyes and giving me sarcastic, oh-you-poor-baby looks. But for some families, I imagine being stuck in Florida was a hardship they weren’t prepared for....more