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Watching The Fireworks In The Eyes Of Children

July 6, 2016 Ever since I was a kid, the Fourth of July has been one of my favorite holiday. more »»

Watching The Fireworks In The Eyes Of Children

July 6, 2016 Ever since I was a kid, the Fourth of July has been one of my favorite holiday. more »»

Day 185 (Or 186): Happy Birthday, America!

July 3, 2016 We have a habit of counting the days until this will happen, until that will happen, or until a special day will arrive, evidenced by a child telling everyone of his or her friends and/or relatives... more »»

Dairy Month History — The Industry And Personally

July 3, 2016 Before I could write about June being Dairy Month I had to find out about its history. The information that I provide here came from the site of the International Dairy Food Association. more »»

Pregnant Women Need Better Health Care

July 3, 2016 A study by the United Nations World Health Organization states that the rates of women dying from pregnancy and childbirth is rising. The study cites obesity and older-age women as main sources. more »»

Reflecting On The Memories Of My Cousins, My Friends

July 3, 2016 We look back on our childhoods and remember days when the sky and the earth seemed to be in perfect unison, certain times when life was perfect. more »»

We Pledge Ourselves To The Cause Of Human Freedom

July 2, 2016 I challenge you to read the following speech with a dry eye. It was read by President Ronald Reagan on July 4, 1986, at New York harbor. In it, he expounded on the hope that was and still is America. more »»

Editor's Note

July 2, 2016 Jim Riggs’ memory stays on the golf course. When I read his column from the ’70s about using colored golf balls when they first arrived on store shelves, I bought some mysel. more »»

Food And Fundraising

July 1, 2016 One fundraising activity of many different organizations here and around the country is and has been the production of cookbooks containing recipes contributed by the members of that organization. more »»

Don’t Stop Me Now

June 30, 2016 This weekend will present me with the opportunity to fulfill one of my all-time musical goals: the thus-far elusive “double-header. more »»

Let’s Actually Try To Herd Our Cats

June 29, 2016 Last week, I herded cats. I know, I know. Herding cats is well-nigh impossible. Our cats are usually barn cats. They are difficult to see, let alone control. more »»

Running, The Paris Review And Happenstance

June 29, 2016 I had the privilege and opportunity to meet Lorin Stein, The Paris Review editor-in-chief, Tuesday. more »»

Analyzing The Causes Of Depression

June 26, 2016 I caught part of an interview with a psychiatrist. The radio talk show subject matter was on depression. He answered questions on the subject of depression from the interviewer and call-ins. more »»

The Final Out

June 26, 2016 In 1967, at 14 years old, trying to stay out of trouble on local corners and being a big baseball fan, I heard about a 13-15 year old City Rec Baseball program starting in Jamestown that was looking... more »»

Dairy Month History — The Industry And Personally

June 26, 2016 Before I could write about June being Dairy Month I had to find out about its history. The information that I provide here came from the site of the International Dairy Food Association. more »»

Ben And Martha: A Love Story

June 26, 2016 On a little lakeside street in Lakewood, where the trees stand six stories tall and the play of light in the shadow branches dances on the pavement, is where my great-grandfather built a summer... more »»

Turning Blue Over Wireless

June 25, 2016 There’s a tree at the park in Lakewood that I kind of love. It’s old — I think I remember it from when I was a little girl. more »»

Happy National (Insert Celebration) Day

June 25, 2016 It seems every time I turn around it’s a special day or week or month commemorating something. At the end of April, there were three such days, and I missed hearing about them all until May. more »»

Through Knowing Eyes

June 23, 2016 Yesterday’s paper included a front-page article featuring an interview I had with one of our area’s most prolific musicians: “Bumpy” Peterson. more »»

Half-Drunk At 2 A.M., How Good Are You?

June 22, 2016 In the wake of the horrific slaughter at an Orlando, Fla., night club, we are again hearing, “If one good man with a gun had been there, the result would have been different.” Yes. I agree. Different. more »»

 
 
 

 

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