A Question of Nails

Shopping at a novelties store last weekend, I ran across this puzzle, which apparently involves as many as seven nails. (That's how many straight nails you can see in the packaging, not counting the two bent ones on the left side.) Seeing this puzzle raised a question in my mind: How many nails does it…

Close Calls

Ordinarily, we want our children to obey authority, right? Well, there was one time when it almost didn't work out so well.... During a family trip to Washington DC one Spring Break many moons ago, we came to a stop on the Metro near the Smithsonian Museums, and our entire 8-person group started the processional of…

Not Just in the Rearview Mirror

Oh, the things you see (and hear) on vacation…. Leaving our hotel in Goodland, Kansas late last week as we started our summer vacation to Colorado, we noticed two young hikers walking along the main road off the interstate, clearly having a very animated conversation. They both appeared to have been living outside for some time,…