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Learning To Lighten Things Up

April 24, 2016 Everyone in my family has an interest in lightening up the food we eat. When I read a recipe or see something made I think about how I could make it lighte. more »»

It’s Still The Taxes, New York

April 23, 2016 I just read about a family in New York City looking to buy a house and the whole story is indicative of what’s going on out there in real estate. It isn’t pretty. more »»

Editor's Note

April 23, 2016 A reader who commented on Thursday’s question of the day (Have you ever planted a tree?) wrote: “Plant, cut, burn, paint, photograph, trim, clean up after, eat the fruit of and climb. I love trees. more »»

Poisonous Plants

April 23, 2016 It looks like spring is finally here and, while I’m no gardener myself, I know that many people like to be out in their yards, either planning a garden, or adding flowers and shrubs to the yard. more »»

Resting On The Seventh Day

April 20, 2016 This past weekend has been one of the best in memory for me, my dear readers. (I hope you don’t mind, by the way, that I call you ‘dear readers. more »»

When I Sing, The Malady Lingers On

April 20, 2016 I cannot make music. During all of my 73 years, I have been off-key when trying to bring music out of me. I suspect that, as an infant, I squalled in D minor when everybody else was squalling in E. more »»

A Bit Of Bathroom History

April 17, 2016 Do you remember outhouses? As a youngster, I encountered outhouses in several locations. One place that had an outhouse was my aunt and uncle’s cottage on Lake Erie. more »»

Mourning The Loss Of A Friend

April 17, 2016 I am inspired to write this article with a heavy heart. A man, for anonymity reasons I’ll call simply R, recently passed away. R was a relatively young man, though in his 50. more »»

Passing The Cemetery

April 17, 2016 Whenever I pass the Lake View Cemetery, I think how solemn it is with its gray, granite markets and its tall and stately Hemlocks and Maples on a rise overlooking the lak. more »»

Editor's Note

April 16, 2016 On a recent trip to the gas station, I overheard the cashiers talking about a man who had just littered as he pulled away from the pump. more »»

Letter To A Daughter

April 16, 2016 I labeled your dilemma the minute you started to speak today. It comes from experience but also an inner knowing: What you’ve got are the “in-between blues. more »»

A Shining Light Is Never Extinguished

April 13, 2016 A light has gone out from the world, my friends — a soft, glowing warmth of a person that brought grace and beauty to our area, impacted many people through true relationship and cared deeply about... more »»

What’s Wrong With These Scenarios?

April 10, 2016 There are some who say that because it is on the Internet, it has to be true. more »»

Celebrating April Fool’s Day With My Furry Friend

April 10, 2016 As I celebrated April Fool’s Day, I also celebrated the anniversary of finding a new furry friend. more »»

Editor's Note

April 9, 2016 Blue jeans. They’re as American as apple pie. more »»

Another Cat Book

April 9, 2016 “Trying to herd cats” is a way of saying that something is hard to do, but I never thought the same could be said of trying to herd cat writers. more »»

The Gun Show

April 9, 2016 My husband asked me to attend a gun show with him last week, but first I made him promise to bring me to an art show the night before. (I am a firm believer in balancing weekends. more »»

‘For’ Children? No; ‘With’ Them? Yes

April 6, 2016 Facebook gives us yet another “This is how you should live your life” article. more »»

My Kid Likes James Taylor (And That’s Not The Only Reason I Love Her)

April 6, 2016 Almost every morning, my kiddo looks at me and asks me to paint pictures. more »»

Too Much Teasing Becomes Bullying

April 3, 2016 The last article was on the subject of teasing. Teasing comes in various forms. Some teasing is light-hearted and usually well-received. Some teasing is hurtful and not well-received. more »»



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