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The joy of penny candy

April 25, 2015 If you are not of a certain age you probably do not remember when you could actually spend a penny and get something in return. more »»

Feels like the first time

April 25, 2015 I remember my first canoe ride. It was during our annual visit to Uncle Frank and Aunt Edie in the extreme northeast corner of Pennsylvania. more »»

Another shiner!

April 18, 2015 Yes, folks I got another shiner! When I say shiner I am not talking about the little silver fish either. I seem to have a knack for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. more »»

Home improvement

April 18, 2015 My family has lived in the same house since 1998. Over the years some things have become worn or broken. If we can fix it ourselves we do. more »»

The Alligator

April 11, 2015 William is (unbelievably) a four year old now. He is a little boy with a very big imagination, and one of my favorite things is simply listening to him entertain himself. more »»

Diabetes Talk With Debbie

April 11, 2015 “Spring is the time of plans and projects. more »»

Television shows in the 1950s

April 11, 2015 Recently I discovered some reruns that my grandson and I have been enjoying. I discovered a channel that runs “The Lone Ranger” and “Roy Rogers” in the mid-afternoon slot. more »»

Chickens? Eggs?

April 11, 2015 Most of the essays I write have to do with mental health issues. I guess it’s sort of my crusade to shift the thinking away from “mental illness” as a diagnosis. Too often that’s a final diagnosi. more »»

Afterthoughts

April 11, 2015 Solicitation When department heads approach leadership with their needs, they usually aim high. Then fiscal tightens the screws. And, somewhere in the middle, the magic happens. more »»

Remembering past Easters and more!

April 4, 2015 Did you ever wear an Easter bonnet? When I was growing up everyone wore a hat on Easter. Now, hats were never my favorite things to wea. more »»

Arrest your stress

April 4, 2015 April is designated Stress Awareness Month. more »»

Afterthoughts

April 4, 2015 Annex After hearing that the expenses for mind-altering medications for inmates at the county jail was way up and that the jail has an increased number of former Warren State Hospital patients, one... more »»

Get your ducks/chicks, other babies in a row!

March 28, 2015 When I think about spring I think of baby animals. Spring is the time when the young are born on the farm. Today as I visited my son and his family they just returned from the barn. more »»

Hangin’ it up

March 28, 2015 “I’m hangin’ it up.” Ever use that phrase? It usually means you’ve decided to stop doing whatever the activity was. I suppose the phrase is rooted in hanging up a phone at the end of a conversation. more »»

Afterthoughts

March 28, 2015 Incentive? Sometimes, it’s hard to attract the right kind of crowd to a public event. Sometimes, it’s hard to attract any kind of crowd. more »»

Rude people

March 28, 2015 Cara and I were in a taxi headed for the airport. I was flying home from New Orlean. more »»

Rude people

March 27, 2015 Cara and I were in a taxi headed for the airport. I was flying home from New Orlean. more »»

Can we dare to hope?

March 21, 2015 Long before the traditional signs of spring appear my allergies kick in. That was the case this past week. I have had allergy eyes as well as some congestion. more »»

Making memories at home

March 21, 2015 “Wow—look at the sky!” I called to my son as I peered out my dining room window at some dark and heavy clouds rolling in. more »»

Loving a legend

March 21, 2015 When I first met Walter, lo those many decades ago, I was young and I confess, occasionally impressed by a good-looking guy. Walter was blond and muscular, easy-going and funny. more »»

 
 

 

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