An Open Letter to a Malfunctioning Fitness Tracker

Dear step counter/fitness tracker: We had a deal. Every day I am supposed to drag my sorry carcass out for exercise. You are supposed to whistle, beep, and send me shiny icons and provide motivation to continue doing that. Most of all though, you are supposed to count. Imagine my surprise when I looked and saw … More An Open Letter to a Malfunctioning Fitness Tracker

Avian Influenza, Toy Chickens, and County Fairs

You may, or may not, be aware that Nebraska is among the many states that was affected by the highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI). Nationwide, around 47 million birds (chickens and turkeys) died or had to be euthanized because of this disease (late summer 2015). One of the possible vectors (ways to spread a disease) … More Avian Influenza, Toy Chickens, and County Fairs

Life With Sons – Some Lessons Learned As a Mom of Boys

Those of you that are regular readers know that I have three sons. No daughters. Just sons. I was always a tomboy and never a ‘girly’ girl. So, I thought that if anyone could adjust to living with all these males, it was me. I was wrong. Even a tomboy brain like mine does not process things … More Life With Sons – Some Lessons Learned As a Mom of Boys