Melissa Ford

Bailing or Failing

I don’t normally read David Brooks, but a newsletter I read linked to one of his recent columns. It was pure Brooks, cranky and curmudgeonly, swinging his fist out at the act of bailing. His thesis is that technology has made it too easy to cancel plans ....more

Death on the Internet

Buzzfeed had a great post last week about mourning someone you didn’t really know. She begins with the death of a popular vlogger and then continues into various celebrities such as Prince or Amy Winehouse. The author describes what so many of us feel when we see the news online; gutted ....more

#MicroblogMondays 152: You Have What It Takes

Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too. ******* I recently read a post on Modern Mrs ....more

Mental Sampler 12

I am inordinately upset about the cancellation of @Midnight....more

655th Friday Blog Roundup

I try not to brag about the kids, but this is an accomplishment that affects everyone on earth. The robot the Wolvog designed beat up all the other robots in the robot-fighting ring. His robot was the victor in the robot death match ....more

Part of Me

I read Hey Harry, Hey Matilda by Rachel Hulin, and there was one thought in the book that stuck with me....more

Everyone Happy All at Once

I recently read Amy Poeppel’s Small Admissions, and I really loved this sentiment towards the end of the book (on page 356). It’s about a group of friends and family trying to help one of their own through a difficult life change, and this thought comes after the storm, when the crisis has passed for […] ...more

#MicroblogMondays 151: Chasing the Taste

Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too. ******* We had the most incredible passionfruit vinaigrette on our honeymoon....more

Own Your Work

The twins are renewing their passports, so we swung by a chain pharmacy with a photo center in order to get their passport pictures taken....more

654th Friday Blog Roundup

Skip this section if you get queasy easily. We were at dinner before heading to a carnival and somehow the topic of people vomiting on rides came up....more