Reese Witherspoon settles comfortably into Home Again

Hollywood life has its bumps for Alice, the busy 40-year-old in the center of Home Again. She’s just separated from her music-industry mogul husband and moved back west with their two kids, into the home she grew up in with her big-shot movie producer dad before he split with her mom, married lots of other…

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The dusting

What is one way that winter in the Liverpool neighborhood of Galeville can wear you down? When it seems that you can’t remember how many days in a row you had to brush off the cars. And run the shovel along the front walk. I think of it as another darn dusting. But it sure…

That’s our pile

Winter continues in the Liverpool neighborhood of Galeville, and thank you, plow guy. There’s really just a single space in the driveway of A Bitty Better for the plow to leave it. I figured garbage day would bring the size of the pile to light. Our pail is, oh, four-feet high.

Imagine this face on the wall

My dear wife Karen and her terrific friend Marie are getting on a bit of a Painting with a Twist run. Next comes a session in which they will paint their pets. On a canvas, on an easel, that is. So I chased around our cherished rescue mutt, Ellie B and Dogamous Pyle, trying with…

We go with the iPhone 8

Our iPhone 6s were getting old. My dear wife Karen toted them around for more than three years, and they served us well. But they were getting slow. They restarted sometimes. The batteries were losing charge faster. And I wanted a better camera for all these blog photos I take. So off we went to…

Sometimes you do get good customer service

When I bought my iPad Pro in 2016, I paired it with Apple’s very own keyboard. I’d had enough with the off brands that I’d gone through with my original iPad 2 and subsequent iPad Air. Their packaging to hold the iPad in place never seemed to last even a year. I know I’m tough…