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June 7, 2014 I like to take a drive on a sunny day and enjoy the sights and sounds of the road. From the scenery to the gentle purr of the engine or the sounds of the radio, I find a nice drive relaxing. more »»

When Everything Falls Apart

June 7, 2014 We usually learn how to take care of things right after they first fail us. Dishwashers, relationships and cars come to mind. I promised to take care of my mother when she came to visit recently. more »»

Past Stars Can Shine As Brightly As Current Ones

June 4, 2014 Whose voice was purest: That of Placido Domingo or Enrico Caruso? We will never know. The musical heroes of my grandparents are lost. more »»

The Rest Of The Band

June 1, 2014 I have become a huge fan of satellite radio these days, especially while on long drives. more »»

Take The Opportunities That Come Your Way

June 1, 2014 Life is full of opportunities. We must learn to recognize them and take advantage of them. Often we see things come our way, but reject them. We need to learn to be more open. more »»

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May 31, 2014 Through the years, I’ve become a fan of greeting cards. I like to give them to people, and I like receiving them — particularly if they make me laugh. Growing up, cards put me to sleep. more »»

In Favor Of The Family Road Trip

May 31, 2014 There is my picture of me and my brother in the back of a station wagon in 1964 on our way to California from New York. We had no seatbelts on, no car seats. more »»

Write-In Euphoria On Election Day

May 28, 2014 I love the act of voting. For most of 50 years I had to write newspaper stories about every election, so going to vote was no great patriotic march. more »»

Remembering And Honoring

May 25, 2014 It was a long winter and, so far, a short and sloppy spring, and even though the official beginning of summer is weeks away, Memorial Day seems to bring out the grills, the wearing of brighter... more »»

The Prom

May 25, 2014 Around here it is prom season or soon will be. more »»

Defining Selective Empathy

May 25, 2014 Selective empathy. Webster’s New World Dictionary defines empathy as projecting one’s personality into another’s personality to best understand the others emotions, thoughts and feelings. more »»

The Black Hole Of A Transactional Business Mindset

May 25, 2014 Perhaps hundreds of times throughout a typical workday, you are presented with an opportunity to develop relationships that will serve as a conduit for your business’s sustained growth beyond your... more »»

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May 24, 2014 When my father asked us to watch his dog this week, he said we should know the family beagle doesn’t hear very well anymore. That’s to be expected. more »»

Find ’Em

May 24, 2014 A few weeks ago, I did something I haven’t done in a long time; I drove to Allegany State Park and acted as a runner during the National Police Bloodhound Association training semina. more »»

What Is Our Symbol For Democracy?

May 24, 2014 I’ve been thinking about the concept of permanence, inasmuch as anything exists foreve. more »»

Tell Today’s Teens The Financial Realities

May 21, 2014 Let’s tell our teenagers the “magic number:” $100,000 a year. That’s what it takes these days for a family of four to be considered solidly “middle clas. more »»

We Count Everything In Baseball

May 18, 2014 Part of the dialogue in the movie “For Love of the Game” included a conversation between main character, Billy Chapel (Kevin Costner) and new girlfriend, Jane Aubry (Kelly Preston), where she asked... more »»

Now I Know That It Is Spring

May 18, 2014 When I went over to my daughter’s for Mother’s Day brunch I checked the bed of rhubarb. Guess what? It is ready. more »»

The Truth Behind Your Career Daydream: What Is Your Gut Telling You?

May 18, 2014 Have you ever considered making a life-changing career decision, only to hold yourself back and stick with what is most comfortable? Like you, I’ve occasionally found myself in this holding pattern... more »»

Editor’s Note

May 17, 2014 Nearly half of American households own at least one dog, according to the Humane Society’s website. In our home, sometimes we feel like adding a furry friend to our future family. more »»



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