Real You is about the moments that define you,

It’s Time to Stop Telling Everyone You are Just too Busy!

The other day I was so excited to get together with a group of close friends for lunch. Shortly after we ordered, my friend Jenny announced to the table that she had finally enrolled in an art class, and she really loved it!

I wish I had time to take a class. I am just too busy.

She had been talking about signing up for months, so we were really happy that she finally did it. Kathy gave Jenny a pat on the back and Anne told her she was proud of her. Jenny sat up a little straighter and had a big proud smile on her face. But then it happened. Read more »

Study Abroad Lesson 4: Where DO I Fit?

Square Peg Kids guest contributor, Hannah, is a 17 year old High School student from Central Oregon. When she was nine, she told her mother she was going to live in Spain. Eight years later she’s finally there in Andalucia, and finding … Read more »

My Glass IS Half Full

As Charles Dickens said, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…” But, in typical DSP Dixie style,  it happened in reverse: Worst. Best. I was browsing through Family Circle magazine in the dentist’s waiting room. … Read more »

The Night I Saw My Neighbors Naked

Recently, I saw most of my neighbor ladies naked. Well, not buck-naked, but close enough. To top it off, they were running around with wine in their glasses blasting Beyonce. Yep, that’s how I roll, not all the time mind you– but from … Read more »

5 Secrets to my Fifty Shades of Tomato Gardening

At this time each year, I am anxious to harvest my first ripe, sweet and delicious tomato of the season. Being a city girl, my plot consists of a measly 3 ‘mater plants, a handful of herbs, and a broccoli … Read more »

Study Abroad Lesson 3: Friends and Amigos.

Square Peg Kids guest contributor, Hannah, is a 17 year old High School student from Central Oregon. When she was nine, she told her mother she was going to live in Spain. Eight years later she’s finally there in Andalucia, and finding … Read more »

Three Cheers to Tina Fey’s “Bossypants” – the Epitome of the Domestic Square Peg!

If you are looking for a hilarious, wry, witty, and slightly not-so-P.C. summer read, I highly recommend Tina Fey’s Bossypants. If you can get over the disturbing cover image, you will be justly rewarded. And if you are a 40-something … Read more »

You May be a DSP Like DSP Bert Jay if …

DSP Bert Jay is raising a family and battling hipsters in Brooklyn, NY. A former comedian engineer (they exist!) who develops products to help our aging population live healthier, independent lives while ironically, he accelerates his own demise. DSP Bert … Read more »

Bionic Boomers Know it’s Never too Late to Live in the Prime of Your Life

I like to think of myself as progressively regressing in age.  I  mean, seriously, just because I’m past my first half-century on this earth,  I don’t have to accept the standard belief that we folks over 50 have hit the … Read more »

9 Things You’ll Never Hear This DSP Say

These Crocs are so cute and comfy. And they go with everything! I think I’ll save these shrimp shells and make a homemade stock. I can’t meet you for coffee, I have a ton of laundry. I only drink ______ … Read more »