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Mr. Rogers - America's Favorite Neighbor: Today marks 11 years since America's favorite neighbor, Mr. Rogers, passed away. Ansen and I both remember watching him on TV as kids. You may think of puppets, cardigans, and singing when you think of this simple man. But he also had some incredible wisdom. You can read all about his legacy in this great article...

Feb
25

The Power of Paying Attention

Yeah, I know the Olympics are over. But I haven't quite accepted it yet. Last night I got home after doing the Drive-Home show and instinctively grabbed the remote, only to have it dawn on me that the Closing Ceremony had already wrapped up the Sochi Games the night before. 

I'm an Olympic junkie, I confess. The human-interest stories, learning about the culture of the host country, and the incredible athleticism on display all draw me in. But more than anything, I just enjoy watching obscure sports get their chance in the limelight once every four years. I think I've caught about every minute of coverage with the help of my DVR, though there were certainly some events that I deemed more "boring" than others and only watched out of the corner of my eye.  

Feb
21

Fighting Words

Did you know watching the Olympics can be dangerous? I mean really, one minute I'm enjoying a perfectly innocent Bobsled race and the next minute? I'm crying. Not like, "my eyes are watering" kind of crying. More like the ugly cry. 

Wham! Didn't see that coming...

It's another beautiful day in Northwest Arkansas! We're still sticking to our conclusion that spring has come. (At least until it snows again... hopefully in December.) 

Here's what we talked about on the show today...

Feb
18

Childhood Toys & Power Laces

What a gorgeous Tuesday! Kara even turned on the AC in her car today for the first time this year. I'm all for just moving on from winter and declaring today to be the first day of spring, even though that technically isn't until March 20th (but shhh, I won't tell anyone if you won't).

Here's what we talked about on the show today...

Feb
17

Even the Best

I grabbed a handful of chocolate chips and curled up in my favorite chair with a blanket. The Olympics are good company on a Friday night at the end of a long week, when you feel a bit like a zombie. 

I watched Patrick Chan talk about his tireless work to perfect his performance since the last Olympics, competing against the the hopeful 19 year old from Japan for the Gold. The announcers detailed every victory and defeat of each contender as they performed, reminding the audience of the marks the judges would deduct for each bobble, every misstep, every fall. 

It sounds strangely familiar. It reminds me of the continuous play by play commentary that goes on in my head on the hard days...

Feb
11

The Drive-Home Blog!

As a part of our recent website redesign, we've got a brand new home for the Drive-Home show!