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Growing Up With Italian Heritage

January 10, 2016 A few years back, I addressed this column, talking about my heritage and how it was growing up with that heritage to cling to and cherish. I thought it might be time to revisit those days. more »»

Remembering The Old Songs Of Good Times Past

January 10, 2016 Even as I was growing up, I realized that music was a lot of fun. I sang in the choir in grade school and played in the band. That was not my introduction to music, though. more »»

The Science Of Pregnancy

January 10, 2016 A newsworthy story recently devoted its attention to a Montreal, Canada University Study on the subject of pregnancy and the use of anti-depressant medication. more »»

Editor's Note

January 9, 2016 While I’m glad we’re nearly halfway into January and have been experiencing mild temperatures, there’s still something about this time of year that gets me down. more »»

Making Resolutions

January 9, 2016 As 2016 began, I started thinking about suggested New Year’s resolutions for pets and I realized that until this summer, in one instance, it was a case of “do as I say, not as I do. more »»

The Hero’s Journey

January 9, 2016 It is never an easy thing to lose a parent. more »»

A Year Of Tomorrows

January 6, 2016 I’m sitting at my desk listening to some indie-sounding band on my huge headphones as I try to conceive of what lies behind door number 2016. more »»

Out Means Out

January 3, 2016 Another Christmas Season has passed and there were the usual discussions of the use of the word Christmas and the possible offending of people if, during the Christmas Season, people were greeted... more »»

Without Planning, The Garden Would Not Happen

January 3, 2016 Each fall, when I put the garden to bed, I dream about the season that is to come. I am not sure at this point just what that season will bring. more »»

Don’t Forget The Leftovers

December 30, 2015 Every year as we travel from house to house for Thanksgiving and Christmas, we always end up leaving with bags of tupperware containers. more »»

Pete Rose: Despicable For How Long?

December 29, 2015 I loved Pete Rose as a ballplayer. But I despised the all-time baseball hits leader for his admitted betting on baseball games when he was a manager and a player. more »»

One More Page Written, One More Page Read

December 27, 2015 Another year is drawing to a close, which completes one more page written, and gives the world one more page to read, of the story of our lives, Chapter 2015. more »»

The New Year: Time For A Fresh Start

December 27, 2015 When I think about a new year I think about a fresh start. Whatever happened in 2015 is left behind and there is a chance for a new beginning. more »»

You Are Still Santa

December 26, 2015 It’s interesting doing Christmas with childless 20-somethings. They have long stopped believing in Santa, and they aren’t anywhere close to being Santa themselves. more »»

Snow, Toys And Peanuts

December 26, 2015 This column doesn’t have a single topic, but is a collection of a few things Rhiannon and Gael did this past week, starting with last weekend. That lovely, deep snowfall we got delighted the dogs. more »»

Editor's Note

December 26, 2015 Christmas always seems to fly by. For weeks, we rush around, busying ourselves with holiday parties and visiting with family and friends in the days leading up to Dec. 25. And then, poof, it’s ove. more »»

Christmas Memories

December 20, 2015 John Denver once performed a song with a Christmas theme that included the lyrics, “Christmas time when I was young, the magic and the wonder. more »»

Remembering Those Who Came Before Us

December 20, 2015 Christmas is always a time of remembering for me. We lost several close family members during this otherwise joyful season. more »»

Santa Claus: The Myth That Stole Christmas

December 20, 2015 Since I am neither a parent nor plan to be one, it is merely my amateur opinion — based on personal observation — that teaching children to believe in Santa Claus is as close to child abuse without... more »»

Do You Owe Taxes To The IRS? Then Hand In Your Passport

December 19, 2015 Our federal government has passed a law that will prevent people who are in arrears with the IRS from traveling. more »»



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