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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 »»

Bullying is everyone’s responsibility

October 2, 2013 I saw the picture in today’s paper regarding the issue of bullying in our schools. We have always had bullies in our society, yet in recent years it seems that it has become more cruel. more »»

BRAVO -Volunteers

September 28, 2013 Dear editor: This past week I attended the free prostate screening put on by the Warren Urology Office. more »»

Memories of Bill

September 23, 2013 Several months ago, I wrote about tearful teenagers attending a funeral service for a classmate and encouraged them to embrace the memory of a sad time because along with it comes many happy memories. more »»


September 23, 2013 When I worked third shift, I found that the secret to staying awake was to keep busy. Still, by the end of the shift, I was running out of things to do, and I would get bored. more »»

Duct Tape Diva

September 23, 2013 I love the old story about how a guy needs only two things in his tool box, WD-40 and duct tape. The story goes: If it doesn’t move and it’s supposed to, use the WD-40. more »»

Fall and winter pastimes

September 23, 2013 With the change in the weather I become involved in different pastimes. Now on Saturdays and Sundays I enjoy the football games. more »»


August 24, 2013 Typo madness Sometimes, an honest typographical error ends up much more interesting than the intended series of letters. “We are shooting a zombie film and bringing people... more »»



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