The Very Thin Line Between Chaos and Calm

Growing up, I used to pour over the Laura Ingalls Wilder books—fascinated by her seemingly endless adventures. The books got pretty dog-eared; Exhibit A: In one of the books, she wrote of a time she and her family—as they were still in the middle of building their log home on the prairie—found themselves surrounded by…

The Irony of the Shutdown Outrage

If You Disagree with President Trump and Yet You’re Mad About the Effects of the Shutdown, You’re A Hypocrite. My family and I traveled a grand total of 6,086 air miles roundtrip to see relatives abroad for the holidays. We stood through four airport security checkpoints (that’s a whole ‘nother story), and picked up more…