book series review: mandie by lois gladys leppard

A good portion, maybe an unhealthy portion, of my childhood was spent reading the immortal Mandie series by the late, great Lois Gladys Leppard. Mandie is a 50-some book series about a twelve or thirteen year old girl who you will be constantly reminded is blond, has a “mischievous” cat named Snowball, and is one-fourth Cherokee Indian.  Continue reading book series review: mandie by lois gladys leppard

columbus, ohio: what we’ve explored so far

Columbus, Ohio: a city I could call by many names, most of them inappropriate. I’m not a fan, but I find myself going there often since the dear old boy is going to OSU. Over the course of his first semester, we have found ways to keep ourselves entertained in and around the capitol of Ohio. If you find yourself in a similar situation, I’d like to help. Here are the places we’ve gone, and what we’ve thought of them. Continue reading columbus, ohio: what we’ve explored so far