Don’t Diss The Visiting Kiwis

August 4, 2015

This is a story that’s less about the finer points of etiquette and more about a simple lack of consideration. To present the background: Several years ago, a student teacher from Maryland came to stay with our family in New Zealand as part of an exchange study programme. I’ll call her Tina. Also in the […]

Read the full article →

Hide That Tampon

August 3, 2015

Thought this article would make for a good etiquette debate topic on the home page: It has nothing to do with being embarrassed about having a menstrual cycle.   It has more to do with not reminding, or even flaunting, to others that you are about to engage in addressing a bodily function that the […]

Read the full article →

Feel Good Friday – Mountain Faith Band Covers Heavy Rock Song on AGT

July 31, 2015

Mountain Faith Band consisting of a father, son, daughter and two friends perform their bluegrass version of the rock song “”I Believe in a Thing Called Love”” by The Darkness. Mountain Faith Band members are all employees/owner of a tire repair shop and practice in between customers. This is a happy, toe-tapping tune to end […]

Read the full article →

Slipping Under The Radar To Get That Credenza

July 30, 2015

Several years ago my Uncle, during a party at his house, asked me if I would like to have a certain piece of furniture. My wife and I had just purchased a new house that was much larger than our old place and we did not have much in the way of furniture so I […]

Read the full article →

Decorum At A Funeral

July 29, 2015

Background: “Tim” was a well-liked under-thirty professional, working in his family’s practice in a small town. He was very close to his sister, who got married recently. On the night of her wedding, as “Tim” was driving home from her reception, he was killed in a car wreck. Tragic, shocking, and heartbreaking for many people, […]

Read the full article →

Baby Sprinkles

July 28, 2015

I found out about a new trend in Baby Showers from another blog (don’t worry they were laughing at the idea) called a “Baby Sprinkle”. I thought it was something “classy” moms said when the baby pees on them. I was wrong. It’s when 2nd, or 3rd (or 4th….10th) time mommies have little baby showers. […]

Read the full article →

Cheater, Cheater

July 27, 2015

I showed up for an exam to a big lecture class, where there were probably 300 students. A boy I had other classes with made eye contact with me and said, “Did you study?” I shrugged. I had, but I was still nervous. And, since this kid had never really talked to me before, I […]

Read the full article →

Feel Good Friday – Billie Jean Bottled

July 24, 2015

Click to share:

Read the full article →