We’re a 1-TV family, and while we have some ipads, we generally prefer that the children utilize skills of compromise and agree to watch something together when they scroll through their Netflix options on Friday afternoons (they don’t get to turn on the TV during the school week).  For a while, they’d take turns choosing the program that would be on the TV, but then, I got an email with this link in it that is a “Netflix fortune teller,” which means it’s a pattern you can print…






Last week, I saw 2 acts I’ve wanted to see live for 30 years in back to back shows:  Prince and Duran Duran. A week later, we learned Prince died and that his Atlanta shows were his last live performances. (photo from Amiee Stubbs, who was 2 rows in front of me) I don’t just feel incredibly lucky to have been there–I was.  I found out tickets would go on sale via Facebook, about 15 hours before the start of the sale, and I knew I’d be on…






At Amicalola Falls State Park in north Georgia, you can hike the approach trail to the Appalachian Trail, or you can veer off the approach trail and go 5 miles up to the Len Foote Hike Inn.  Given my training for the Hadrian’s Wall walk this summer, we decided to spend a couple days of the children’s spring break going to the Hike Inn. On the way to the state park where the trail begins, we stopped at Big D’s BBQ, as I always do when traveling up…