Stuff to think of on Valentine’s Day: taxes, crickets and then end of the male species.

Stuff to think of on Valentine’s Day: taxes, crickets and then end of the male species.

Ah, February. Groundhogs, ice, snow and hearts of red, Valentine’s Day. To all, tell the ones you love that you love. And, if you really want to spice up your Valentine’s conversations, here are some topics to discuss. Taxation Without Representation Nothing can get your blood boiling like good lovin’ and talk about that which […]

Thoughts on a cold Sunday night

Thoughts on a cold Sunday night

Like over 100 million other Americans, this past Sunday I hunkered down to watch the 52nd playing of National Football League’s Super Bowl. And, like many I have thoughts (unlike you, I can publish mine in print — yup, it’s great to be me). * * * This was the first big game in years […]

Wendi’s Word: Perils of parenting

Thud. Five seconds of silence. Slam. Another five seconds of silence. Then, rattling of metal against metal as our 2-year-old son shakes the baby gate and speaks his native toddler tongue. It was time, wasn’t it for the escape from the crib to officially begin. He had escaped many months ago, but I don’t think […]

So many memories for such a small room

So many memories for such a small room

Number One Son (Shamus, 20) has not laid his weary head on his pillow, in his bedroom at Casa D’Rush in over a year. And, for most of that time span the door to his room has stayed closed. Yup. I just kept the door shut and let things stay as they were when he […]

Wendi’s Word: Fresh start

Ah, here we are again. The beginning of the year – a time to start fresh and make goals for the new year. Maybe I should begin with goals I probably will never make or if I made them they would easier be broken like going to a bookstore. Or buying a book once all […]

Brenda’s Beat

A column by Brenda Dominick 2018 – bring it on! So I’ve decided to take a positive approach to reflect on all things 2017 and look forward to 2018…just because…why not? Every week or so, I show a couple of motivational videos to my kids in hopes they will get inspired, or at least get […]

This year close your mouth and open your ears

This year close your mouth and open your ears

Ah. Can you smell it? Right now, take a step outside and take a deep breath through your nose. Aside from those little nose hairs freezing together, what you’ll experience is the freshness that is a new calendar year. Thank goodness. 2017 was sort of a foul smelling, 365 days of ranker, intolerance, anger and […]