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It's 'National Siblings Day' -- My Brother Is The Best
Today (April 10) is "National Siblings Day," and my brother is the best. He is really my best friend. I don't see him very often, but when we do talk, it is like we still live together. He is also the strongest person that I know.
When I was listening to the Bee Gees, Eddi…
What Has Yakima Valley Parents Done To Save A Few Dollars?
When I was growing up, my parents never really did too many things that were easy on the dollars. My brother and I always had the best of everything. I guess I was kind of a brat. But the older I have gotten, I look back on some of those things. My father never "took things in" to get fixe…
Board Games Are Making A Comeback!
My brother likes board games... no, he's obsessed with board games. He has so many that he has multiple versions of some (like Risk and Monopoly) and duplicates of others. If he's at a yard sale, garage sale or thrift store and sees a board game, especially a classic board game intact, he …
Don't sidestep your mom
This weekend, I had the opportunity to help my aunt and uncle celebrate their retirement at the posh Sahalee Country Club in Redmond.  It was attended by about 125 family members, neighbors and co-workers and turned into a de facto family reunion for me.
Don't sidestep your mom
What with Mother's Day coming up this weekend, I thought I'd take a moment to publicly wish my mother, Ricki Lyons, a happy day and tell her that I love her.
I probably need to have a spin on the dance floor with her again.

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