Maybe She Really Does Know It All…

Cheyenne received an academic letter from West Fargo School District last night.  Silly me, I did not even realize there was such a thing.  I thought lettering was all about sports. Cheyenne was nonplussed when she first heard she had earned a letter, but once she realized that she was the only kid in the…
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Ask Only What You Can Pour For Your Mother…

Old-timers and history buffs – I am in the former category – will remember President Kennedy’s now iconic statement, “My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.”  I always liked this statement because I think it speaks to the duty and responsibility of…
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Old, Predictably Not Cool, And Evidencing Uncharacteristic Restraint…

I took Cheyenne and her friend to the new Rue 21 store in West Fargo today.  If you have not been there with your teenager yet, don’t worry you will be.  They have clothes for both girls and guys at a decent price point. The new West Fargo store is nice and bright.  It has…
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The Knower Of All Things…

I live with the knower of all things.  I live with a teenager. There is no topic that the knower of all things cannot opine on.  She is sure that she has something critical to contribute to all conversations.  She cannot be convinced that she may have gaps in her knowledge base. It can be…
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A Resolution You Can Live With…

This is the time of year that we reflect upon changes we would like to make in our lives.  These changes can be ridding ourselves of bad habits, making different lifestyle choices, setting new goals, or a hundred other things that denote a fresh start or new outlook for a new year.  I love the…
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