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  • BLOG — A funny old dog

    "And he dreamed his own dreams." From "Mister Dog: The Dog Who Belonged to Himself," by Margaret Wise Brown.

    Lauren “Chuck” Shows writes about a favorite children’s book — and what it means to belong to yourself.

  • BLOG — Business stuff

    Lauren “Chuck” Shows talks about the joy of buying a new home — and the unexpected sadness of leaving an old one.

  • BLOG — The Pharaoh’s Curse

    At the Great Escape Game in Beavercreek, (mostly) curse-free.

    Lauren “Chuck” Shows talks about escape rooms, parent-teacher conferences and the curse of needing to feel validated.

  • BLOG — Postable

    Facebook Lauren. Couch Lauren.

    Every perfect moment we share publicly online is, naturally, preceded and followed by other moments — the kinds we don’t want to share.

  • BLOG — Participant, observer

    My best friend Cherie and I at the Women's March on Washington.

    Lauren “Chuck” Shows talks about attending the Women’s March on Washington, and the difference between observing and participating.

  • BLOG — My hero

    A holiday greeting from the Organa-Solo clan, received this week after news of the death of Carrie Fisher.

    After the passing of the actor Carrie Fisher, I’ve been feeling guilty about a blog I wrote last year.

  • BLOG — Ain’t afraid of no ghost

    Who ya gonna call?

    My daughter, Lucy, isn’t afraid of ghosts — but I am.

  • BLOG — Every Day a Thai Buffet

    Lauren “Chuck” Shows recounts the highs and lows of a summer vacation and the power of perception.

  • BLOG — The confidence of 6

    Lucy sits down for her first day of Kindergarten at Mills Lawn.

    As Lucy starts Kindergarten, it’s clear that I’m much more anxious about it than she is.

  • BLOG — Live or tell

    The Little Miami River at Jacoby Road.

    I wanted to write a blog about the magic of the Little Miami River. Then we took a canoe trip.