Spiders, bugs and fireworks — oh my!

One morning last week, I woke up early and took my coffee out to the back porch. Over in the corner of the yard I caught something shimmering and glimmering.  Upon closer investigation, I found out it was a spider web, a magnificently beautiful web that was sparkling...

Keep it Quiet Out There!

Creating a loud ruckus with fireworks may not be for everyone. The “report,” or noise, that firework makes can scare young children, elderly family members, household pets, wild animals and often bother the neighbors (all the more reason to invite the neighbors to...

How Big Can Fireworks Be and Still be Legal?

Who cares if your wife is hanging off the deck yelling, “you’re going loose a finger and I’m not driving you to the hospital!” Heck, you’ve probably already burned off your eyebrows more than once. If you’re like many hardcore firework enthusiasts; you keep looking...

Get Hooked on Fishbowl

Have you ever heard the idiom, “to live in a fishbowl”?  No, it doesn’t mean your literally residing in a huge, super-sized glass container. But it does mean that you are living in a place where everyone knows your personal business. No doubt, this expression is based...

A Firework Fairytale

Fireworks have been part of various cultures for thousands of years, starting in China and crossing into every corner of the world. Our collective fascination with fireworks has been captured in poems, artwork, literature and theater. A short novel called The...