On the last Saturday before Christmas, I made my annual gift-shopping trip to the mall.

During the holidays, many homeowners drag out festive lights and decorations to create vivid landscapes bursting with color.

The last time I took the Red Cross Adult Learn to Swim program was 17 years ago when I was 38.

The other night, I went to the annual roast-beef dinner fundraiser at Bethany Reformed Church.

Now that we're in full winter sports mode, it won't be long before playoffs start. In that vein, I decided to have a playoff of horrible things.