Adventures of the Amoeba Squad

The memory that haunts me is more of a composite memory, really. The events all happened when I was so young that my mind has sort of squashed them all together, kind of like a memory meatloaf. It involves the summers I spent as a child with my aunts at their cottage on Lake Michigan. … Continue reading Adventures of the Amoeba Squad

Geese,Traditions and Booger Soup

When I was growing up, New Year’s Day was sort of a big deal in my family. New Year’s Eve partying wasn’t all that important beyond the obligatory junk food, Guy Lomardo TV specials, and noisemakers at midnight, but January 1 was always filled with Family Traditions. Yes, I capitalize Family Traditions when it comes … Continue reading Geese,Traditions and Booger Soup

The Best Medicine

“Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward.” – Kurt Vonnegut The world needs more laughter. Even on the worst of days, even when the future is bleak and the present is worse, even when all hope seems lost . … Continue reading The Best Medicine