College graduation and the true measure of success: Is it “who you are” or “what you will be”?

Three Scott family celebrations collided this weekend, creating a crazy combination of chaos, reminiscence, and pure joy.  It all started with our Jake’s 24th birthday dinner on Friday, a weekend of fun, food, and a little drink with friends and family.  It all culminated today with Jake’s master’s degree graduation ceremony and his dad’s Father’s … More College graduation and the true measure of success: Is it “who you are” or “what you will be”?

How to Honor Mom’s Memory This Mother’s Day? With Laughter!

In honor of my mom this Mother’s Day, I will read Bossypants by Tina Fey. Not because she was bossy (even though, in her pre-retirement life as a school secretary, she could definitely BE bossy!).  And also, not because I am bossy (even though I am). My stolen copy of Bossypants has been perched on … More How to Honor Mom’s Memory This Mother’s Day? With Laughter!

Country Music Sunday and Other Ties that Bind

Tomorrow is Country Music Sunday. Oh, you’ve never heard of it? Really, it’s a “thing,” at least in my little sliver of the world. No, you didn’t miss some kind of nation-wide hype about celebrating the country music scene. The weekly observance was designated by our Zack and his group of friends several years ago, … More Country Music Sunday and Other Ties that Bind

Taking Back the Great American Summer Vacation

By:  Cheryl Scott, Published in July Issue of Bakersfield Life Magazine http://issuu.com/bakersfieldlifemagazine/docs/july_blife_-_web The phrase “summer vacation” conjures up a crazy collection of memories for me, including national parks, long drives, skyscrapers, and lots of adventures.  Just hearing the words fills me — and other summer sojourners — with anticipation.  Work demands are changing, though, and … More Taking Back the Great American Summer Vacation