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

Strange Bonds for Social Circles- (I’m not alright)


There seemed, in this place, the normal cliques of society working, only in standards no one normal could possibly recognize. Riley hadn’t quite figured out the hierarchy, having kept to herself as much as possible since arriving.  She studied groups intently however during meals and other chances to be social, to see if she could figure… Read More Strange Bonds for Social Circles- (I’m not alright)

Resolve, It Isn’t Just for Carpets Anymore, Midafternoon Mental Moment


My parents and I had a conversation the other day. That in itself is not that newsworthy don’t misunderstand, I talk to my parents everyday.  It was notable in its content. Not notable really, just a little butterfly. I was pointing out how much TV influenced, and continues to influence the way we see the world… Read More Resolve, It Isn’t Just for Carpets Anymore, Midafternoon Mental Moment