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Treasure chest from your family

November 16, 2013 No matter what the family is like there is a treasure chest of memories that are left behind by those who went before us. more »»

The fear of change

November 16, 2013 We all have it! It’s that comfortable old shoe, it’s the job we stay in because it’s what we know, it’s taking the same route to work, and even sitting in the same spot during meeting. more »»

Christmas shopping

November 16, 2013 I went shopping on Black Friday only once in my life. I packed up three kids and we drove to the newly opened Corry Walmart. more »»

Farm fresh food

November 9, 2013 There is a price to pay for all of the beautiful specimens that the stores offer. People are becoming more concerned about the quality of the food. more »»

The 418 Club

November 9, 2013 “Garbage in, garbage out.” I became familiar with the expression when I first used a computer back in the early 1980s. more »»

The history of indoor plumbing

November 2, 2013 Today people look for bathrooms that are luxurious. They want a bathroom in the master suite as well as additional bathrooms. more »»

Message in a bottle

November 2, 2013 It is impossible for me to sit back and watch the summer turn into autumn without thinking back. I always mourn the passing of summer a little, and this year’s summer will really be missed. more »»

Guarding My Garden

November 2, 2013 The green beans are gone. The tomatoes are gone, thanks to the frost which greeted us Monday morning. The peas are gone. The zucchini are gone, too. more »»

‘Tis the season(s)

November 2, 2013 Folks who live here then move away for points south often say they miss the seasons. more »»

Overcoming mental health stigma

October 28, 2013 Over the years I have recognized the difficulty people often have in understanding and accepting emotional and mental health issues. more »»

Seeing red on a Blue Monday

October 28, 2013 My only excuse for what happened was that it was Monday . . . and the end of the workday. Oh, and I was tired, and I have to admit, more than a little distracted. more »»

Did you know?

October 26, 2013 I have a book that I used when I was teaching about what happened every day of the year. more »»

A trip to enjoy the foliage and more!

October 19, 2013 Last week I traveled with a group to explore the fall foliage and more. Our trip took us into Amish country in Ohio. more »»

Report cards one part of a big picture

October 19, 2013 The school year is well under way. It is coming close to the end of the first six weeks and that means that report cards will be coming home soon. more »»

Top secret

October 19, 2013 My sister was clear. She did not under any circumstances want a 50th birthday party. more »»

Seeing pink – Seeing red

October 12, 2013 October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Maybe I am particularly interested since I am a breast cancer survivor. My good fortune is due to at least two thing. more »»

Our Town

October 12, 2013 My family has always enjoyed the “Our Town” specials that air on Channel 3. more »»

Heroes in our midst!

October 5, 2013 Recently I got to thinking about the group of people that are classified as heroes. You do not have to look very far to find someone who classifies as a hero. more »»

Magical Moments

October 5, 2013 Well, it happened again. Completely by accident. more »»


October 5, 2013 I studied the newspaper picture of Mark. It had captured him in the middle of a story, stooped, arms wide as if to seize the words out of the air. more »»



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