The License Plate Game

Back in the day before GPS and satellite communication, before cars had video, and before children had iDevices, road-tripping parents had to engage in some creative thinking if they wanted to stem the tide of “Are we there yet?” and “I have to go to the bathroom!” from the back seat. For my parents, that involved the License Plate Game. The rules were simple: Spot … Continue reading The License Plate Game

“Not your good shorts!” My mother’s voice echoed in my head as I dressed for my morning walk. My inner child stopped mid-grab and I remembered my youth when, as a family of modest means, we had good clothes and everyday clothes. Good clothes were reserved for school and church. Everyday clothes were for everything else. Good clothes were handled with care, laundered promptly, and … Continue reading

Snake Island? Not so much.

When we first learned that we’d be moving to Guam, cursory research turned up a lot of articles on the Brown Tree Snake and how the island is “overrun” with them. Not so much. I’m not here to dispute the fact that this invasive species has pretty much decimated the local bird population or to suggest what should be done about it. What I am … Continue reading Snake Island? Not so much.