‘Now we are 6…’

In the months and weeks leading up to today, my son and I often quoted the poem “Now We are Six,” written in 1927 by “Winnie the Pooh” author A.A. Milne. The poem’s words make a mention of each year: At 1, the child had just begun; 2,...

Baby on board — surfboard, that is!

The news brought smiles and delight to our faces and hearts. Inspirational surfer Bethany Hamilton and her husband, Adam Dirks, announced last week that they will welcome a little surfer this year. Yes, the girl who lost her left arm in a shark attack in October 2003...

Kanye, you’re no good example

Just a little more than five years ago, country-turned-pop singer Taylor Swift was the target of his temper tantrum. On Sunday, it was Beck, an American singer-songwriter-instrumentalist. For Swift, it was the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards; for Beck, the 57th annual...

Take that vaycay now, or wait?

Old Man Winter is a bad habit that just won’t die hard. If you’re not a cold weather, ice and snow fan, (and I know some who embrace it with much fervor), then you probably long for sunnier skies, warmer temps and a sandy beach. Soooooo, that in mind, some...