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School accountability

February 22, 2014 The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is holding schools accountable for student growth and success. more »»

Olympic memories

February 15, 2014 When you live in the country and cannot get away the coverage on the Olympics provides a window on the world for you. In the days that my husband was farming we did not often leave this area. more »»


February 15, 2014 I was fascinated by a television program called “The Tomorrow People” when I was a kid. more »»

Back to Back

February 15, 2014 The right time of year for major surgery is January. And if ever there was a winter to hunker down, staying cozy and well-medicated, this is the year. more »»

Love letters are eternal

February 8, 2014 This is a perfect time to reflect on love. With Valentine’s Day - the day for lovers – just days away, love letters provided the perfect palett. more »»

Heart awareness

February 8, 2014 The holiday that most people often celebrate, or think about during the month of February is Valentine’s Day which is recognized on February 14th. more »»

The real deal

February 1, 2014 When I realized that the cocoa I bought on sale after Christmas was just cocoa with mini-chocolate chips it was a test of my memory for sure. more »»

Good horses

February 1, 2014 I heard a story on the radio the other day that reminded me of another story I’d heard years ago. Seemed to me that since the story was repeated, my attention was being called to it. more »»

Rejoining the Zipper Club

February 1, 2014 It has been thirteen years since I was a member of the zipper clu. more »»

The odds are with the house

January 25, 2014 With gaming revenue up in Pennsylvania and a new Tavern Gaming License process going into effect this Monday, we thought it was an appropriate time to rerun this article about the impact of problem... more »»

Where the deer and the antelope play

January 24, 2014 As you read the title for this piece I imagine you thought of the old song that it was from – Home on the Range. Well I may not have antelope, but I do have deer, squirrels, and turkey. more »»

The deep freeze

January 18, 2014 A lot has been made of the weather this past week. Schools closed because of falling temperatures and the predicted high winds. I was lucky. I did not have to go out so I didn’t. more »»

Stigma holds back help for children

January 18, 2014 On a daily basis, children face challenges, stresses and demands that affect their mental wellness in a variety of ways. more »»

Saving the tiny treasures

January 18, 2014 The bright paper sun hangs high on the wall directly across from my wingchair, my nest. It’s where I read the morning paper, my mail, magazines and even an occasional book on a rare quiet evenin. more »»

Gary ties one on

January 11, 2014 I met a friend downtown the other day and noticed his necktie. I have quite a collection of those, some from when they were expected dress for businessmen and some I collected just for the fun of i. more »»

Homemade bread weather

January 11, 2014 What kind of weather does it have to be for me to want to make bread? All I need is a day that is cold so that I want to have the oven on. Our close to zero days certainly fulfilled that. more »»

Paddy: The cat came to stay

January 11, 2014 My long haired black cat, Nash, came to me from the streets. I was cautious about taking him in mostly because I was afraid that he belonged to someone els. more »»

Remember the milk man!

January 4, 2014 In days gone by milk was actually delivered to homes in town. I grew up in a small town and remember the milk man fondly. My mother worked at a dairy in town. more »»

First footing

January 4, 2014 People in Scotland observe a New Year tradition called “first-foot. more »»

New Year brings beginnings

December 28, 2013 he winter solstice just passed so we are into the shortest time of daylight. I get up when it is still dark, and the light disappears before supper. more »»



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