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Dylan and Brittani

April 19, 2014 Dylan called me. “Are you near the computer?” he asked. I wasn’t, actually, but what with the magic of cordless phones, it was easy enough to get there. more »»

What have you got to lose?

April 19, 2014 A special moment in my support groups comes when a member graduates and imparts their “words of wisdom” to the rest of the group. more »»

Aunt Cah-wah

April 5, 2014 The living room looked as if the television had vomited cartoons everywhere. more »»

Can spring really be around the corner?

April 5, 2014 There is always a day in the spring when I notice robins everywhere. I know they do not all leave the area, but it seems like all at once they reappear. That day was last Monday. more »»

Beaty Warren takes a bow

April 5, 2014 “On the banks of Conewango, just above the dam Stands the Beaty Junior High School, stately and so grand. more »»

Retronyms

April 5, 2014 For decades, if not centuries, there were watches. Then came digital watches so there had to be a way to distinguish them; you couldn’t have “watches” and “digital watches”. more »»

When my ship comes in I'll be at the airport

March 29, 2014 I took Richard to the Buffalo airport Wednesday for a well-deserved golfing vacation in Florida. As usual, I had to allocate four and a half hours for the trip. more »»

As one door closes; another opens

March 29, 2014 This year Russell Elementary School is slated to be closed. Just ten short years ago it was involved in a massive renovation. I recall what the school was like during the overhaul. more »»

Gov, Corbett’s Ready to Learn agenda

March 29, 2014 Investing in Pennsylvania’s children is an investment in their futures and the future of the Commonwealth. Governor Tom Corbett’s 2014-15 budget dedicates a record $12. more »»

A mug shot

March 29, 2014 I never know when these columns will run since the space is shared by several people. So, by the time you read this one, House of Hope will probably be in operation. more »»

History’s link to the present

March 22, 2014 History most definitely has a link to the present. Recently I have been reading a book by Glenn Beck about George Washington. more »»

Books

March 22, 2014 In late January, I won the book drawing at the library. The clue was A M G T D what A M G T D. more »»

Our personal trainer

March 22, 2014 Tomorrow is National Puppy Day. Seems like an appropriate time to dust off this column from several years back. My family discovered the secret to consistent exercise: a physical trainer. more »»

Slipping away

March 22, 2014 By TOM SCHULTZ tschultz@timesobserver.com “Friday, today’s Friday.” “We just got her. more »»

It’s tails! North Dakota State!

March 20, 2014 George Washington would have been a pretty good point guard for a college basketball team. He stood somewhere between six foot one and six foot three, depending upon who you believe. more »»

Growing Up in the ‘40s and ‘50s

March 15, 2014 This week was the beginning of my spring cleaning. I worked on the game cupboard and the toys upstairs. more »»

Springing forward

March 15, 2014 The changing of the clocks never bothers me in the fall. When we “fall back” that extra hour is a gift that quickly gets absorbed . . . I just feel more rested the next day. more »»

Celebrating social work

March 15, 2014 As a social worker myself, I have come to recognize and respect this profession in so many ways. There is no other career more rewarding then helping others. more »»

Weepy clamps; Problem or no?

March 15, 2014 Dear Tom and Ray: I have a 2009 Subaru Outback, currently with 54,000 miles. more »»

Danger in the kitchen!

March 8, 2014 The book about the Depression that I mentioned a couple weeks ago had many pictures as well as text. As I looked at some of the things that were featured it made me think of Grandma’s old stove. more »»

 
 

 

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