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April 5, 2015 Did you ever wear an Easter bonnet? When I was growing up, everyone wore a hat on Easter. Now, hats were never my favorite things to wear. more »»

A Quick Trip To The Corner

April 4, 2015 I’ve been spending time in the Midwest this winter where my husband is working on a project. more »»

Editor's Note

April 4, 2015 For me, spring is a time full of hope. The sun shines a little more, and then it rains for days, washing everything clean. It’s time to open the windows and let fresh air circulat. more »»

Get Your Ducks, Chicks And Other Babies In A Row

March 29, 2015 When I think about spring, I think of baby animals. Spring is the time when the young are born on the farm. On a recent visit to my son and his family, they had just returned from the barn. more »»

Employer-Employee Conflicts At The Workplace

March 29, 2015 A dear friend of mine who resides out west once shared some deep and troubling work experiences. She too worked in the mental health field though in a more administrative capacity. more »»

A New Gift Idea

March 29, 2015 I’ve got to give a shoutout to my better half for today’s topic, as during a discussion on a jaunt from Fairmount Avenue to our east side home last winter, the conversation focused on the cars... more »»

Editor's Note

March 28, 2015 There are currently six pairs of shoes under my desk, including four pairs of high heels, a pair of flats and a pair of leather boots. more »»

There’s Always Juggling

March 28, 2015 The other day, as I was checking out of a big box store, a young cashier apologized to me for being distracted. “The girl I like just moved to a town a whole bus ride away,” he said. more »»

Meet The Breeds

March 28, 2015 The Saturday before the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, two other dog-related events were held at the piers in New York City. more »»

Scuttling In Skivvies Away From Mud

March 25, 2015 As I look over the lid of my laptop and out my front window, I cannot yet see the pavement of the road that curves around our house. more »»

A Jade (But Certainly Not Jaded) Celebration

March 22, 2015 Today, Sally and I celebrate 35 married years togethe. more »»

Can We Dare To Hope?

March 22, 2015 Long before the traditional signs of spring appear, my allergies kick in. That was the case this past week. I have had allergy eyes as well as some congestion. more »»

The Amazing Care And Support Of Hospice Workers

March 22, 2015 Twenty-two years ago, my beloved dad passed away from cancer. Two months earlier, we sat at his hospital bedside. more »»

The Fleecing Of Our Young Adults

March 21, 2015 Imagine this scenario: You decide to co-sign a $50,000 loan for your daughter’s law school tuition. more »»

Editor's Note

March 21, 2015 There is a moment in the 2005 film “Wedding Crashers” in which divorce mediator Jeremy Grey, played by Vince Vaughn, calls his friend and colleague John Beckwith, played by Owen Wilson, into his... more »»

Southward, We Slunk; We Have Repented

March 18, 2015 Yes, yes. I admit it. I am guilty. We escaped. We fled from February, meandered away from March. We spent a few weeks in ... shudder ... Florida. Now, we’re not totally venal. more »»

It Takes An Entire Village To Raise A Child

March 15, 2015 The adage reads, “It takes a village to raise a child. more »»

All Aboard: A Recollection Of Memorable Train Trips

March 15, 2015 Through the years I have heard one conductor after another say the words “all aboard” as I traveled by train. more »»

Editor's Note

March 14, 2015 I have been waitressing full- and part-time for nine years. more »»

Hotel Pennsylvania

March 14, 2015 This is the second year that I’ve stayed at the Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City when I’ve gone for the Westminster Kennel Club dog show. It’s an old hotel, built in 1919, and it’s showing its age. more »»



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