25 Signs of Fall in Chardon

While it may not officially transition to fall for three more days just try telling that to Chardon and its residents. Here are 25 reasons to believe autumn has arrived early in our fair city…

Life Story

Dear Ingrid,

Do you ever get the sense that your life is a story? That as you stumble through each day just plain old living - brushing your teeth, solving algebraic equations, pumping your legs back and forth, back and forth on the swings at recess - that the story, your story, is being written?


This is exactly the sort of free thinking, come what may, fly by the seat of our pants attitude that has defined our New England vacation. I’d thought about creating an itinerary - planned for weeks to plan one - but couldn’t get motivated, then rubber met tarmac at Boston Logan.

The Summer of Sourdough

“I feel like a rat in a cage,” Sean had said and I understood though for me the feeling’s more akin to launching myself repeatedly with gusto against the walls of a padded room.

Clean Slate

If you live in Chardon tomorrow’s a big day – the last day of school before summer vacation.  Is it me or is everyone feeling a little bit freer already? 

Chardon's Center for Self-Indulgence

Has self-sacrifice left you at a loss?  Self-discipline beating you down?  Are you tied up in knots in the name of self-restraint?  Should you find your willpower waning, come to the place where excess is admirable, where guilty pleasures meet instant gratification*, where vice begets virtue. Pay a visit (it’s free!) to Chardon’s Center for Self-Indulgence.

Spring Straightening

If you’ve come to know me at all it won’t surprise you that I peddle as many romantic ideas about spring cleaning as I do about most things.  It’s a trifecta of dopamine-inducing circumstances:  the change of seasons, celebrating traditions, a clean house.