Stand up and holler!

When some kids in Wisconsin were making fun of cheerleader Desiree Andrews, this is what happened. Two bits, four bits, six bits, a dollar… shutting down bullies takes a team holler.


A great pick-me-up NPR story by Bill Chappell; photos by Kevin Poirier/Kenosha News/AP.


Good one, Matilda Jane

Here’s a company you should know about: Matilda Jane Clothing. I ran across a piece about them in The Mighty and had to share. The company has been around since 2014, and uses models both with and without disabilities to sell their clothing lines for young girls. Here’s what the marketing executive had to say:

“We have worked with a variety of beautiful models, and we include at least one model with a disability in each of our monthly photo shoots,” Kate Virag, senior marketing manager, said. “Working with models with disabilities has been a wonderful experience for our team and for the other models at each photo shoot. The support, love and positivity around this campaign is amazing,” Virag said. “We truly want all girls to feel beautiful and confident. That is the concept Matilda Jane was founded on, and it covers all girls of all abilities.”

Beautiful, all the way around.

No place like HOME for fall

Saskatoon HOME magazine, it’s here again just as leaves start to expose what’s been lying beneath the summer’s green. Get your copy at any one of several rack locations in the city; I get mine at Sobey’s or Safeway.


The issue is full of great stories; here are mine (so my mom can get to them easily 🙂 But be sure to read the entire issue! And you can read back issues online, too.

The little hacienda

Family dishes

Accommodating moving ground

House with its own indoor hockey rink