Surprising Reasons those Confederate War Monuments Must Go–You Won’t Believe #2!

Spoiler alert: the Confederacy lost. I realize I just ruined the Civil War for folks, but there’s some confusion to be addressed. Sure, most United States history classes teach that the War Between the States ended in 1865. Though math has never been my strong point, even I can determine that this was a few years… Continue reading Surprising Reasons those Confederate War Monuments Must Go–You Won’t Believe #2!

How to Survive Thanksgiving with Politically Opposed Relatives

Did the recent election do a number on your holiday plans? Dreading sharing a table and house with relatives who have strong–and differing–opinions about politics? You’re not alone. According to a recent article in The New York Times, “Political Divides Split Relationships—And Thanksgiving, Too” by Sabrina Tavernise and Katharine Q. Seelye, many American families have taken a political… Continue reading How to Survive Thanksgiving with Politically Opposed Relatives

My 5K Run with the 2016 Presidential Hopefuls

This morning, I ran a 5K with the candidates vying for presidential office in 2016. See, I’ve added a 3.something-mile loop after my Tuesday morning exercise class. Because the Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail is a crushed-granite, groomed pathway, the only variable each week as I circle Lady Bird Lake is my… Continue reading My 5K Run with the 2016 Presidential Hopefuls

Revealing All in a Cup of Coffee

This real world scenario and your reactions to it can uncover the inner-most leanings of your psyche. Or perhaps not. But I’m curious…how does my coffee quiz speak to you? Cup of Coffee Personality Test The scene: the Nyfeler kitchen, some early weekday morning. My husband, a passionate patron of a local independent coffee shop, gallantly offers to… Continue reading Revealing All in a Cup of Coffee

How to Stuff a Donald Trump Piñata

I’m on a mission. Surely someone, somewhere has a Donald Trump piñata that I can get my hands on, STAT! I have to thank His Holy Comb-Overness for the sense of fun sparking this creative entrepreneurship. (Truly, we have to focus on the entertainment value of beating up a goodie-filled effigy because considering the actual hatefulness… Continue reading How to Stuff a Donald Trump Piñata