Category Archive for "Personal Life"

Bad Santa DVD cover features Billy Bob Thornton and the other stars

Christmas Classics

When the holidays roll around, what’s your go-to show or movie? Ken and I had this discussion on the air last week. He doesn’t stray from the time-tested classics: It’s A Wonderful Life, Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.... Continue reading
Shot of a cleared sideway as a person with a snowblower works up ahead

Good Fences Shouldn’t Fall Down

Lisa
The cold or the heat – neither is good for the mood if you don’t enjoy it. Continue reading
blue-grey couch with a brown/cream cushion on it and a cream throw

A Blue-Grey Christmas

Have you ever heard of the poem, When I’m An Old Woman, I Shall Wear Purple? It was an award-winner when it came out in 2001 and started conversations about aging. It’s about throwing away convention and refusing to fade... Continue reading
Red heart in a grey background

Throwback Thursday – My Little Prince

Lisa
Ryker’s first school picture. A throwback to September.  Continue reading

A Veteran Writer

I haven’t met him in person yet but Eddie Rhodes is a new pal of Derek’s. Eddie is a 90-year-old veteran of WWII who lives close to London. He has written the first of what he hopes will be several... Continue reading
giving thanks written in lower case red script across a canvas

Kinder and Gentler

It was tempting to write a scathing column about the coming end of Our London and other newspapers.  Continue reading
as the balloon inflates, I'm watching from a distance

Throwback Thursday – Up, Up and Away

On my last milestone birthday – one that ended in 0 – I wanted to jump out of a plane. My wish was to do a tandem skydive. The idea scares me to death so it seemed like a good... Continue reading

Instant Pot-sibilities

We didn’t go shopping on Black Friday but Derek did pop out last Saturday to pick up one of the hottest sale items: the Instant Pot.  Continue reading
Jason Leffler wearing his race suit. He was in his mid 30s

Throwback Thursday – A Summer at the Track

The NASCAR season has just wrapped up with Martin Truex Jr. the champion. Truex’s Crew Chief is Cole Pearn, who cut his racing teeth at Delaware Speedway. His Mom Patti is a local realtor. Anyone connected to Delaware knows Cole.... Continue reading
a shot of random coloured christmas lights

Here Comes the Judge

Every year it happens and I brace for it. The predictable outrage about when Christmas decorations go up. No one can do anything about when they appear in stores, so they crab about peoples’ personal preferences. Can’t someone wear a... Continue reading