Sunday, July 29, 2012


You have to be quite clever
to challenge Michelle at Cribbage.
This game requires creativity,
and a calculating mind.
Depending on what is currently in your hand
or in the coffer
you count up clones,
sequences of 3,
or cards that total 15.
I'm kinda quick
to catch on
to the complicated rules,
but beginner's luck fails me this time.
Well, good thing I wasn't gambling!

Saturday, July 21, 2012


This is a little song that my sister, Annette, and a young friend named Nicholi came up with during a week at camp last week. I've been meaning to put this up for a while (and I have Annette's permission), so here it is:

Problem, solution, remember those to words,
Problem, solution, they'll get you very far.
If you have a problem, don't panic, cry or pout. Think of a solution, and figure something out.

Say you have a sunburn, from swimming way too long,
Just stay cool and calm, and think about this song.
Complaining gets you nowhere, it only makes you mad.
Get some shade or sunblock, and then you will be glad!


If you have an obstacle that's getting in your way,
It won't be there forever, remember what we say.
Find your way around it, or over, under, through.
Make your problems better, that's what solutions do!