Dogs, cats, and the bells of discord

If you’re a pet owner, you probably know housebreaking a dog is much like potty training a child. Just as some dogs are easier to housebreak than others, some children are easier to potty train. Regardless, it’s a necessary evil along the path of childhood and puppydom. Housebreaking Stryker was …

Does anybody really know what time it is?

I love getting up early. There’s something magical about operating before the rest of the world is stirring. My creativity is high, my stress is low, and the coffee pot is my best friend. Except lately I’ve been out of sorts, thanks to the biannual time change. Don’t get me …

Finding life’s answers in a Facebook quiz

If you spend any amount of time on social media—and especially in the world of Facebook—you’re probably familiar with all the quizzes that float around. Whether they measure your intelligence, pick your perfect color, or assess your ideal career, these tests answer the questions that have stumped the world’s greatest …

How to be a break-and-bake hero

It’s easy to overlook life’s everyday conveniences, isn’t it? We can illuminate a room with the flip of a switch, take a shower with the turn of a knob, and have face-to-face conversations with people around the world. We can also break-and-bake our way to  cookies that taste just like …

We’re all athletes now

Beginning with tonight’s opening ceremonies, and continuing over the course of the next sixteen days, some of the world’s best athletes will perform as the 2018 Winter Olympic Games get under way. In that short span of time, total strangers will work their way into our hearts and become household …