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Preparing to Attend A College Fair

Preparing to Attend A College Fair

It seems like just yesterday that I was waving as Madison boarded the bus for preschool. But it was far from yesterday… it was August 2007. So much of what we did back then was a first. I tried to start making a list of those early &# ...
The Fastest Way to Get Through the DMV

The Fastest Way to Get Through the DMV

During a recent trip to the Department of Motor Vehicles, I had a revelation. This was our third trip there over recent months, all for different reasons. First, we were there so Madison could get a license to drive to and from school, then ...
Gardening: Beyond Just Food

Gardening: Beyond Just Food

Growing up in Iowa, I was kind of an in-between kid. We didn’t live in the city and we didn’t own a farm. We lived in a ranch home on 10 acres. There was a period of time where we raised chickens and rabbits but that’s as ...

Demystifying Avocados Plus Some Recipes

When we moved to Los Angeles, I didn’t have a car and regularly walked to the “downtown” shopping area about a mile from our apartment building. Along the way, there was a tree that would deposit produce on the sidewalk. N ...