Slightly Cracked Observations on…The Elf Shouldn’t be on the Shelf


I am thinking about changing the name of this semi-regular series from Slightly Cracked Observations to something like; The Really Stupid Shit I See, or something similar.  Actually slightly cracked observations is a great name for it because it’s a little more subtle but some days, I could care less about subtlety. Like today.  I… Read More Slightly Cracked Observations on…The Elf Shouldn’t be on the Shelf

Slightly Cracked Observations on…Recording those Precious Moments on Your iPad


I’ve noticed a disturbing trend lately. My youngest kids are still in school, and they participate in school, church and sports events. The kind where parents sit watching their respective children with pride,  either be recognized for an achievement or perform as a collective whole with other children. The kind where parents want to get… Read More Slightly Cracked Observations on…Recording those Precious Moments on Your iPad

Slightly Cracked Observations – Respect and Patriotism


Yesterday was Patriot Day in remembrance of 9/11 and my kid’s school held an assembly to honor the veterans and those currently serving in the military. Incidentally, the school is K-5 grade.  Not one of these kids honoring their flag, veteran’s and the victims of 9/11 was even alive when it happened. To them, it’s… Read More Slightly Cracked Observations – Respect and Patriotism