What, Me Worry? How Bad Can It Get?

Apr 28, 2014

Dolly Parton said it--  if you want the rainbow, you have to put up with a little rain.

That’s what essayist Joy Bashore from Forest found out, on one of the rare occasions she didn’t over-prepare.

Tax Quandary

Apr 8, 2014

  If you’re like me you put off doing your taxes. You know that in the spring it’s not always easy to find a weekend that both you and your spouse can clear the table, sit down with the calculator and all the receipts, and do the tabulations to get the Form 1040 and accompanying Schedules A, B…filled in. To be quite honest I dislike having to get it done. How about you?

Smokin' Science Projects

Apr 3, 2014
Susan Messina

There’s an image that’s gone viral on the internet—spreading through social media and in-boxes around the world. This hand-made poster looks like it’s done as a real project, by a real child.  It poses the question, “How much turmoil does the science fair cause families?”  And then there’s the answer, weighing materials, results and findings.  Charlottesville-essayist Deborah Prum explains her family’s approach to Science Fair Day.

The $65 Question

Feb 12, 2014

Valentine's Day is a celebration of romance, but even after the holiday has passed, Charlottesville writer Deborah Prum likes to muse about the people she loves, and how they got together. 

The last time my folks visited, our whole family swapped tales around the dining table.  Our topic?  Marriage proposals: who proposed to whom and how.

Make A Wish

Jan 17, 2014

A month into the new year, and Charlottesville author Deborah Prum is thinking about how people can make their wishes come true.