#GirlsRock: An Interview with TV Reporter Caroline Vandergriff

I’ve known who news reporter Caroline Vandergriff is for a while. Besides having a cool name, Caroline did a story on a hero of mine, Mildred Meachem. Mildred played in the All-American Girl Professional Baseball League. I knew Mildred from my time as a member at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Charlotte. When Mildred diedContinue reading “#GirlsRock: An Interview with TV Reporter Caroline Vandergriff”

Where We’d Build a Tunnel to, in 6 Words

I’m all for being in the moment. But sometimes, you just want to tunnel your butt someplace else. Not always even to a churro factory after hours, although … well, we all have aspirations. And I’ve asked several strangers, bloggers, friends, and a few strange blogger friends this question: If you could build a tunnelContinue reading “Where We’d Build a Tunnel to, in 6 Words”

#AtoZChallenge: F is for Finally, he’s writing again (Thanks Cheryl Strayed!)

So, it’s been a minute. And by a minute, I mean a month. Holy hell – how did April get outta here so fast? Everyone’s wrapped up their #AtoZChallenge, and I’m still stretching my hamstrings. Yes, I’m on the letter F. And there’s plenty to post about. I have a guest post from Madison, even,Continue reading “#AtoZChallenge: F is for Finally, he’s writing again (Thanks Cheryl Strayed!)”

Who We’d Give a Million Dollars to, in 6 Words

One million dollars. Notice: This post won’t reference Dr. Evil’s famous demand for one million dollars in the Austin Powers movie. I’ve never seen the damn thing. Seems kind of dumb. It’s one of those pop culture things a curmudgeon like me just didn’t get into. Kind of like the Harlem Shake, The Walking Dead,Continue reading “Who We’d Give a Million Dollars to, in 6 Words”

🐨 Go Ask Daddy About Living Arrangements, Crappy Classes and the Implications of Leap Day Birthdays

My girls asked about soccer laws and wildebeests. #GoAskDaddy

Go Ask Daddy About Carolina Colleges, Wireless Wildernesses and the Roads to Somewhere

Hello, from sunny Cancun. Not actually Cancun as I start this post. I’m in the air above the ocean on the way to Cancun. It is 885 miles as the crow flies, although a crow would have dropped dead in the Gulf of Mexico by now. With 30 minutes until we land, and the sceneryContinue reading “Go Ask Daddy About Carolina Colleges, Wireless Wildernesses and the Roads to Somewhere”

Old School Blogging: The ABCs of M-E

  There’s this concept of Old School Blogging – but how old school could blogging be? It’s like the Carolina Panthers wearing throwback uniforms. There’s only a couple of decades to harken back to, and just one real uniform modification. A while back, my friend Andrea Mowry took a shot at an Old School Blogging challengeContinue reading “Old School Blogging: The ABCs of M-E”

How Can You Help Me Become Beautifully Awkward?

I need you to help me get outside of my comfort zone. Like many of us, I gravitate toward the easy. I’ll talk with people like me. If there aren’t any around, I’ll keep to myself. With my laptop. Or a cookie. Often, both. It’s easy to strike up conversations with parents or someone inContinue reading “How Can You Help Me Become Beautifully Awkward?”

Pride and Prejudice: Prepping my Kid for Her First Parade March

I’m not exactly sure, but I’m reasonably positive an 8-year-old’s selective hearing contained the following bits from church last Sunday: … parade … … we’ll all wear special T-shirts … … we’ll walk in the parade! … … T-shirts are just $10 … “I’ll be famous!” Grace whispered to me upon processing all she needed.Continue reading “Pride and Prejudice: Prepping my Kid for Her First Parade March”