Mom and I recently walked all the way to Tower Park on a hot, sticky, muggy day. By the time we got home, we were both so sweaty. (And I wasn’t even walking!) She made me drink my water (again). And then she told me about a place on the floor in the living room that can make you feel so warm (especially when you’re wearing a nightgown) when it’s cold, and so cool when you’re sticky and sweaty and hot.


Moms know the best stuff.

“It was luxuries like air conditioning that brought down the Roman Empire. With air conditioning their windows were shut, they couldn’t hear the barbarians coming.” —Garrison Keillor