My Favorite Podcast Episodes of 2016

Podcasts have proliferated into a seemingly endless menagerie of stories, historical information, and analysis of past and current affairs.  Here are a few of my favorite episodes from 2016.  Although I do listen to quite a few podcasts that have a continuing storyline, I will try to concentrate on episodes that stand alone here. 1….

Top Ten Ways to Make the Holiday Season more Enjoyable

  The holiday season is supposed to be the happiest time of the year but for most it’s actually the most stressful time of year. The following should take some of the pressure off of your shoulders for the perfect holiday and make it easier to feel some joy this season. Don’t try to recreate…

Top Ten Inexpensive Christmas Gift Ideas

Christmas or Hanukah gifts can be hard to buy especially when you don’t know the person very well or can’t afford to spend very much on their present. The following are thoughtful but still inexpensive gifts to give everyone on your gift-buying list.   The Home T Iowa Home Shirt– I personally own the t-shirt and the sweatshirt…

Top Ten Safe Conversation Starters for your next Family Gathering

  Every family gathering has the potential to bring everyone closer together or tear everyone apart. The following are the most non-controversial but still interesting conversation starters to help learn more about your family and to help keep the peace during your time with them. What job would you have if money and lack of talent/experience…