Category Archives: Family

Thanksgiving Tales – The Yellow Cat and The (Very) Green Kid

There is nothing better than sharing Thanksgiving stories this time of year!  Holidays where you have a groundswell of family and friends can create some of the best, and most horrific, memories. I have a couple of examples of each kind from my past recounted below. The first chronicles the relationship of man and beast; the second proves that turkeys… Read more »

Flippin’ the Birds – first visit to Camden Yards!

Those who have spent any time with our family are well aware of our serial love of baseball, with exception of our daughter the hockey nut (for another blog post). Yes, we’ll watch games every night if we have to, and believe me, we have to.  Even while watching other network shows, there’s a constant flipping back to the game… Read more »

Hudson’s View – The Dog Days

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Yeah, these are the Dog Days of August alright. TS (which I think means Tiny Schnauzer) Eliot had it all wrong – August is the cruelest month, not April.  Lots going on in my life…well my master’s life, in the month of August. If you’ve read my bio (Who’s Hudson?), you’ll know that I’m the four-legged person that holds together… Read more »

An addiction of Olympic proportions

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Addiction: “the state of being enslaved to a habit or practice or to something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming, as narcotics, to such an extent that its cessation causes severe trauma.” I’m scared. Really. We’re half way through the Olympics, and I’m already in fear that the above-mentioned trauma has hit our family. It started slowly like most addictions…. Read more »

College Dis-orientation

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Why Parents Need Freshman Orientation More Than Freshmen – National – The Atlantic Wire. It’s that time of year, summer’s moving to a close and many of you will be dropping your kids off at university for the first time. Having had three children go through a variety of college experiences (one is still there), I was amused to read… Read more »