Life Balance

It all stemmed from a recent text conversation with my son, a sophomore in college, and fierce perfectionist. He’s taking a difficult full course load and interning 12 hours a week. And he sings in the choir. And he rock climbs two or three days a week. And he has a social life. He was lamenting the need to manage his stress level, as he learned the hard way his freshman year about overdoing it....more

5 Great Travel Ideas for the Lifelong Learner

Travel can be a great way to learn about new places and ideas. Latanya Hughes, Faculty Member, Hospitality Management at American Public University offers an enticing list of five great places to visit for the tourist who also wants to be a student....more

Back Across the Pond - Thoughts on Leaving England

I’ve lived in England for almost four years. Today, I’m writing at my dining room table instead of my usual corner of the family room (my normal practice is to write while keeping one eye on what everyone else is doing, which is my standard disclaimer for anything I write that might suck). I’m displaced because today is moving day. I’m surrounded by chaos and packing crates, watching two moving dudes named LeRoy and Steve touch everything I own....more

There's No Whining in Grape Stomping

 This was previously printed on the blog, Nurse Mommy LaughsThere it was. A full-bodied, agreeable red, with nice legs, a hint of unbalance and a spirituous finish....more

In That Other Half of the World

Today is the fall equinox--the day when dark and light are almost equal....more

The Chobani Experience in NYC for Greek Yogurt Lovers

The Chobani Experience in NYC for Greek Yogurt Lovers Greek yogurt is all the craze right now, especially in the USA.  You go to any grocery store and you’ll see the refrigerated section stacked with a multitude of options....more

Am I Still Cool If I Don't Live in a Cool City?

Ready for the dumbest, most unimportant worry you'll hear all day?I've recently began worrying that soon I'm going to lose my cool and won't be interesting anymore. Hear me out—...more
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Frugal Vacation - Is it possible?

I think Missouri gets a bad rap for being “boring” – but this past (long) weekend The Big Guy, baby RB40 and I discovered that it’s anything but during out trip to Branson and the Big Cedar Resort.  Not only did we have an awesome time, we spent very little money!...more

A Motorhome is Like a Wedding Dress

No, not because you have to purge first before "everything" will fit in it! Although......While I'm confident there are many more styles and sizes and colors and lengths and every other configuration of wedding dresses (have you ever been to a designers' outlet?), there are still a LOT of different motorhomes to choose from as well....more

Runaway Beach Bar and Grill

Would you like to know what's delicious in Panama City Beach, Florida? Runaway Island Beach Bar & Grill, one of Front Beach Road newest restaurants. Conveniently located and nestled perfectly betwixt other known dining attractions along the beach, the experience at Runaway Island will take you away for sure. Providing an endless scene of views along the beach, you can watch the sunset in the evening from the patio or lanai styled bar....more