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Editor's Note

October 10, 2015 In attempt to save money, I’ve been delaying the renewal of my gym membership and using my parents’ treadmill instea. more »»

Searching For The Statue

October 10, 2015 I spent over an hour last weekend wandering through a cemetery in search of a dog, or, I should say, the statue of a dog. more »»

Staying Well

October 10, 2015 I just took a test online that boldly declared that I am going to die sooner than later. After all, it pointed out, I fall asleep with the TV on and I’m not drinking enough water. more »»

Taunts In School And Fear Of Dad

October 9, 2015 Parents, and reportedly even the teacher, are saying that having fourth and fifth grades in the same classroom at Penfield Elementary School is not working. more »»

Celebrating A Happy Birthday

October 4, 2015 Birthdays can bring with them a range of emotions. more »»

Watching The Eclipse: Events Trigger Memories

October 4, 2015 Our family has always been interested in nature. I have fond memories of watching several of the eclipses that have taken place in my lifetime with my family and with my students. more »»

Who Has A Problem With Patriotism?

October 3, 2015 You can still follow Paul Revere’s footprints all over the city of Boston, down old alleyways and through crumbling cemeteries and up along the countrysid. more »»

Editor's Note

October 3, 2015 I love nighttime. I think people who prefer night over day are of a different breed, like some writers and artists. That’s why I like my night shift and all of the perks that go along with it. more »»

Flaws In The Mettle Of This Country

September 27, 2015 Two synonymous phrases of the word mettle (above) are (1.) strength of character, and (2.) moral fiber, qualities we hope we all possess most times in our lives. more »»

Watch The Colors Turn; The Weather Is Changing

September 27, 2015 There is nothing like the beauty of the fall. Although fall comes just before the time that nature is shutting down for a rest, I do not dread it. more »»

Sensitive Subject Matter

September 27, 2015 The subject matter that I want to educate the readers on is of a particularly sensitive nature. Writing this article was stimulated by a news piece ... more »»

Animal Blessings

September 26, 2015 A couple of weeks ago, the Rev. Luke Fodor of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Jamestown contacted me and asked if I’d mention their annual Blessing of the Animals service, scheduled for 5 p.. more »»

Reviewing The American Dream

September 26, 2015 A few years back, my husband and I met another couple from Germany when we were having dinner at a restaurant in New England. more »»

Editor's Note

September 26, 2015 After stopping at Kwik Fill on my way to work Friday, I saw a man pull the classic look-down-and-pretend-not-to-text move while drivin. more »»

Double Standard, Or Hypocrisy?

September 20, 2015 In September 1892, Francis Bellamy penned the words to the Pledge of Allegiance to the United States flag. The original draft didn’t include the phrase “under God. more »»

Don’t Be In Such A Hurry; Patience Is A Virtue

September 20, 2015 I have often heard it said “patience is a virtue.” When I think of patience, a song from a children’s musical runs through my head. more »»

The Longest- Running Couples

September 19, 2015 I run into couples in my travels sometimes who have been married for 50 years or more. more »»

Editor's Note

September 19, 2015 Today is the big day for a very special friend of mine, Amanda Rice. This week was full of wedding festivities leading up to the main event, which will take place today at the home of her parents. more »»

What Is War Good For?

September 13, 2015 ‘‘War, what is it good for? Absolutely nothing.’’ These lyrics of a song from yesteryear were both at the time, and still today, controversial. more »»

It’s My Job

September 13, 2015 There were/are many times in my employment, my responsibilities as coach, umpire, citizen, family member and parent, when I was asked or told to do things, things I may not have really wanted to do,... more »»



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