Author: Katherine

Katherine received her BAE from Eastern Michigan University and her MFA in Painting from Kendall College of Art and Design. She reads a lot, quotes movies, daydreams about exotic lands, and is an abstract realist painter. She speaks Thai, French, and Pig Latin. Her right leg is longer than her left.

Summer Vacation on a Budget

delaware beach

Summer is here! School’s out, and as the kids would say, “No more pencils, no more books, no more teachers’ dirty looks!” (As a teacher I feel that I should be offended by that last part, but at the same time take great pride in my “Stop misbehaving or I will melt you with my … Continue reading “Summer Vacation on a Budget” »

Bike Racing: the Final Exam

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So here you are, having mastered your bike safety and bike maintenance skills, wondering what in the world to do next. You’re ready, you’re bike’s ready, now you need to put yourself and your bike to the test. The best way to do that is, of course, to sign up for … Continue reading “Bike Racing: the Final Exam” »

Bike Maintenance 101


Now that you’ve got bike safety under your belt, it’s time to move on to another important aspect of bike riding: bike maintenance. Your car probably gets this sort of attention – tune-ups, oil changes, car washes, etc – but do you give your bike the same kind of care? Just as your car … Continue reading “Bike Maintenance 101” »

Bike Safety 101

bike safety 101

Spring is finally here, or so it seems. (Spring’s been awfully fickle this year, so it’s hard to tell if it’s really here or not.) With spring come birds singing, leaves budding, love (that’s a thing, right?) and bicyclists galore. Sharing the road is the responsibility of both the bikers and the drivers, so it’s … Continue reading “Bike Safety 101” »

March Madness – Nerd-Style!


Not a fan of college basketball or NCAA March Madness? Perhaps it’s time to organize a Nerd Tournament. Continue reading “March Madness – Nerd-Style!” »

How to be Awesome


It’s March and let’s face it, if you live anyplace where it’s cold and snowy, winter is dragging on and likely making you flinch every time you walk out your front door. At this time of year it’s easy to want to walk right back inside, climb into bed and say, “forget it!” followed by … Continue reading “How to be Awesome” »

February: National Return Shopping Carts Month (and More)

shopping carts

February is well-known for a number of different holidays and observances, like Valentine’s Day, but here are some obscure holidays that you may not have heard of. Continue reading “February: National Return Shopping Carts Month (and More)” »

International Human Solidarity Day

flames of solidarity

In the spirit of peace on Earth and good will toward all mankind, this month, think about celebrating a lesser-known December holiday – International Human Solidarity Day. Continue reading “International Human Solidarity Day” »

Movember Stands for Mustaches and Men’s Health


Why are men around the world suddenly growing mustaches? For some, it may be a Magnum PI complex, but for most of them, it’s for Movember. Continue reading “Movember Stands for Mustaches and Men’s Health” »

International Students’ Day

International Students Day

International Students’ Day honors the bravery of a group of students who stood up for their rights and their beliefs, no matter what the cost. Continue reading “International Students’ Day” »

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