April 25, 2015

Topanga Tim's Survival Tips—Out of State Phone Contacts

 One can never be too prepared for an emergency that can show up at any time.  Hillside Henry was thumbing through his Topanga Survival Guide to see if his phone contacts were up to date. His very important out of state contact had a new number, which he changed. He said that if the phones in our area go down, residential phones are the last to be restored. Those serving critical facilities (911, hospitals, law enforcement, and T-CEP) are repaired first.… [Read More...]

Help! My Kid Has a School Project Due!

 Spring is the time for new beginnings, blooming flowers and new wildlife, but it is also the time for school projects. As we enter the final months of school, often a culminating project demonstrating a child’s understanding of the content taught is a requirement. This can be a bit daunting for both students and parents, but taken a step at a time, it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. In fact, if you follow these steps, it can be E.A.S.Y! Establish… [Read More...]

Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

 There is a photo taken of my husband and myself strolling away from our wedding ceremony on the way to our reception. The picture is taken from behind us and my husband’s hand is gently on the back of my neck. It is us walking into our future. And so we did. Now, 23 years into the future, my dear daughter and I watch the “Say Yes” TV show about people shopping for wedding dresses. They are designer dresses; many cost upwards … [Read More...]