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Afterthoughts

December 17, 2011 Bribery is the best policy Hoping to draw a few visitors to a recent meeting, an official offered pizza for those who would show up. more »»

Funny the way it is

December 17, 2011 I took my last final Monday. That’s it. I’m done with classes. And then, the planets aligned themselves in a way that hasn’t happened for a very long time. more »»

Pay actual charter school costs

December 17, 2011 As lawmakers and Gov. Tom Corbett accelerate the move to alternative forms of public education, they continue to ignore funding disparities that adversely affect school districts and taxpayers. more »»

People, alike - different

December 9, 2011 A group from this area recently traveled to New York City. Although a wonderful place to visit, I would not want to live there. The frenetic pace is tiring and the city lacks in some areas. more »»

Share the Wealth!

December 9, 2011 These days, it’s tempting to say: “What wealth?!!!” In a recent Warren Times Observer front page poll the questions were: “Will you give more, less, or about the same amount to local charitable... more »»

Afterthoughts

December 9, 2011 Mixing business with pleasure Some hunters are more dedicated to the hunt than others. But it appears one school official has found a way to take a day off while still taking care of business. more »»

Wrapping up Christmas

December 9, 2011 Well, I’ve finished buying “the stuff” and I’m feeling pretty good as I write this on December 8th. I’m never finished Christmas shopping this early. more »»

Mayor turns table on atheists

December 9, 2011 That anti-Christian constituency that gets an extra jolt at Christmas time is at it again. more »»

Learned something new!

December 3, 2011 You cannot believe how excited I was this past week when I discovered a neat trick to solve a sticky, messy job. It has always been my job to make the cranberry relish for family dinner. more »»

Evidence to the contrary

December 3, 2011 They say that you are as young as you feel. I have always taken consolation in that, no matter what the calendar indicates to me. Most days I still feel pretty young. more »»

Soon-to-be ex wants to cash in on his tools

December 3, 2011 Dear Tom and Ray: My fiance is an auto mechanic working at a dealership. He owns his tool. more »»

Firsts: Happy and solemn

December 3, 2011 It’s been a year of firsts. It was the first Thanksgiving in our new house. It was our first Thanksgiving with a grandson. more »»

Windows and eyes enrich our lives

November 26, 2011 This column was inspired by a book by Jim Giblin called Let There Be Light. I met Jim years ago at a conference at Chautauqua Institution. He signed my copy of the book then I promptly put it awa. more »»

Thanks-living

November 26, 2011 I am writing this column a few weeks before it will appear in the paper. But if personal tradition holds—and I suspect it will—I will have spent yesterday at home rather than in the stores. more »»

Thanks-living

November 26, 2011 I am writing this column a few weeks before it will appear in the paper. But if personal tradition holds—and I suspect it will—I will have spent yesterday at home rather than in the stores. more »»

Turn signals

November 26, 2011 Dear Tom and Ray: I currently have the misfortune of needing to drive a beat-up 1995 Volvo 850, which I share with my husband, who fancies himself an expert on cars. more »»

A look ahead at the WCSD

November 26, 2011 The recent election insures, in office, a majority of school board members who have publicly stated their support for 4 high schools (I exclude Tidioute from this discussion since our School Board i... more »»

Remind yourself of life’s blessings

November 19, 2011 Question: I really struggle to have a positive outlook, and always seem to dwell on the negative aspects of lif. more »»

Pondering a man and his dog

November 19, 2011 “A man and his dog is a sacred relationship. What nature hath put together, let no woman put asunder.” — A.R. more »»

Wash days past and present

November 18, 2011 This morning as I faced my overflowing hamper I realized just how fortunate I am at this point in my lif. more »»

 
 

 

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