Author: Michael Hodgson

Oversized carryon and butts in my face — the joy of air travel

Reading Time: 3 minutes I was just settled into my airplane seat and in the process of unfurling the USA Today when a voluminous leather satchel came swinging through the air – narrowly missing my head. At his feet was an oversized carryon so huge it could have doubled as a walk-in closet at my house. How on earth did he imagine this would ever fit?

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Natural Learning: Seeing nature through a child’s eyes

Reading Time: 2 minutes There is no need to be an entomologist, botanist, or ecologist to appreciate what nature has to offer through natural learning – or to teach your kids appreciation for the natural world. It starts with learning to see nature through a child’s eyes. Here are a few suggestions to make your next family backyard wander or park romp that much more meaningful, thanks to the senses.

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Star Gazing With Children When Traveling

Reading Time: 2 minutes Star gazing with children is a wonderful experience, made even more special by being able to discover stars and constellations together. For many youngsters seeing a million pinpricks of light twinkling against the inky-black backdrop of a night sky is a new experience.

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Harvard killed any ‘sex is exercise’ pitch dammit

Reading Time: 3 minutes Thanks a lot, Harvard! In almost less time than it takes to click into a website, the Harvard Men’s Health Watch cut the legs out from under my most persuasive pitch for having sex – “Honey, sex is exercise and good for me.” Since my wife loves me and does care about what’s good for me, that line is a proven winner.

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You’re not married until Facebook says so

Reading Time: 2 minutes For more than 11 years, my wife and I have shared a home, a bedroom and countless happy moments traveling around the world together. My daughter, who was at our wedding, knows us as married. We were married by a minister, so we presume God knows we’re husband and wife. The state of California has even issued us a marriage license. And goodness knows, my wife’s parents and my parents both thought we were married too. But despite the overwhelming evidence that I am, in fact, a happily married man, I just learned no one is married until Facebook says so.

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Author: Michael Hodgson