Pointless Points from a GPS app

In Stick Chick’s neighborhood, fall changes the green summer leaves into vivid, vibrant reds and remarkable yellows that defy darkness. Hues challenge ripened pumpkins in a natural beauty contest for most-appealing-orange. Tall grasses locked in local landscapes mimic wheat fields, their tassels sway in shifting breezes. These beckon Stick Chick for a scenic Sunday drive where she accumulates … Continue reading

Bookmobile Geek

Granny Chick encouraged her children to read. She read to them, read with them, and made sure each one owned a library card. Stick Chick’s English teacher worked with the school librarian to encourage her students’ reading. At the beginning of the year, she distributed a coloring-book style handout to each student. Pictured on the … Continue reading

Return of the Flying Frog

Saturday morning marked the resurrection of a previously recurring event that Stick Chick had not thought about for a long while. Maybe the Flying Frog makes it less forgettable. To fully grasp its unusual nature, you must recall a time fifteen years ago. The cell phone in its infancy had just emerged beyond a military-style, … Continue reading

Those Fun-Loving Finns

Stop the presses! Stick Chick has found her next vacation destination. The Finns have it all in hand with the upcoming 20th Eukonkannon MM-kisat Wife Carrying World Championships held in Sonkajärvi. Attracting local competitors, organizers also report participating couples hailing from Australia, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Estonia, and the United States. The rules clearly state, … Continue reading