Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Thoughts About Being An Only Child and Traits of Birth Order

I recently discovered I was part of a group of individuals that have something significant in common with each other and, interestingly, this group is made up of some pretty notable people. 

Sharing the singing talents of Elvis or Frank Sinatra would be cool, but that's not what we have in common. 

I don't have the presidential significance of Franklin Roosevelt or the creative genius of Leonardo da Vinci and, without question; I don't have the same funny bone as Robin Williams

It's true we are a group of individuals that grew up as only children. 

I just mentioned a small impressive list, but check out this hefty list of other famous only children. Like Betty White, Carol Burnett and Brooke Shields to name a few. 

Only children are, in many cases, the product of economic concerns. Family size has been shrinking since the 1960's and the number of only children has doubled in the last two decades. 


So many myths and stigmas have been attached to an only child. The most common is that only children are spoiled. 

Sunday, February 11, 2018

If Only It Was Just About the Writing: A Note From the Editor

Wearing the different hats as writer, editor, creative director and marketing manager of this blog website has proved to be a much more challenging task then just writing something and plunking it here. 

I’d like to share some thoughts from this side of the blogosphere.

I started this blog as a place to practice my writing, inspire and possibly offer a chuckle to those who give up their precious time to read it. 


It’s important to mention, that my blog website and what I call my writing space will always be ad-free. No annoying pop-ups or sponsored products to entice you. Nothing against the bloggers that use their blog to make a buck, it’s a great way to start a business. However, this was never my goal to have this be a money maker. 

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Creamy Ham and Noodle “Hotdish” Casserole

Since Minneapolis, Minnesota, was the featured host of the 2018 Super Bowl 52, I couldn’t resist whipping up a "Super Bowl" of hot, creamy and cheesy noodles with chunks of ham in every mouthful to what Minnesotans call a hotdish or many others call a casserole. 

Whatever you want to call it, it’s really just a mix of simple ingredients, usually noodles or potatoes, all mixed together and baked in the oven. The hearty ingredients go well on these Bold North winter days when we just want to stay inside, be lazy, watch some football and enjoy an ideal comfort food.



This one is so easy to put together – let’s get started!


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