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Animal Blessings

October 11, 2014 Last Sunday, I attended the blessing of the animals at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. I’m not a member of that church, but I love animals and am also fond of ritual, so I made plans to g. more »»

Editor's Note

October 11, 2014 After spending four September Sundays glued to the television set, we managed to move from the couch to the car last weekend in search of a pumpkin patch and some fall fun. more »»

The Bold Colors Of Autumn

October 5, 2014 The fall equinox is behind us. The bold colors of autumn begin to flourish. On a recent road trip I took in the gorgeous scenery. The sumac leaves are as red as their blossoms these days. more »»

Keeping My Eyes Open

October 5, 2014 People ask me where I get ideas for topics discussed in the “Voice from the Bullpen,” and I reply with a number of answers. more »»

Steel City ‘Souvenir’

October 4, 2014 PITTSBURGH — Some readers have accused me of only liking heavy, classical performances. more »»

Editor's Note

October 4, 2014 The fall season is in full swing, and it’s time to dig those seasonal items out of storage. more »»

The Thing About Shoes

October 4, 2014 My daughter had a blind date recently and I prayed beforehand that the gentleman she was meeting was wearing the right sort of shoes. more »»

Sibling Rivalry

September 28, 2014 Those of us who have brothers and/or sisters know what sibling rivalry is and we all remember, or at least have our own opinion, as to who was the favorite in the family, who was the black sheep of... more »»

How The Cars Have Changed

September 28, 2014 When I wrote about learning to drive it also brought back memories of the cars of that era and before. The first car I remember my family having was a blue Buick. It was probably a late 1940s model. more »»

Editor's Note

September 27, 2014 With our wedding just over a year away, we’ve crossed many tasks off our list. We have many more to complete, but there’s still some time before the final, stress-filled weeks and months arrive. more »»

Living Longer Better

September 27, 2014 “I don’t want to live a day past 75 years old.” That’s what well-known doctor and bioethicist Ezekiel Emanuel stated in an article he recently penned for The Atlantic magazine. more »»

Curtain Up!

September 27, 2014 BUFFALO — Last weekend was Curtain Up! Weekend, in nearby Buffal. more »»

Catching Up

September 27, 2014 This is apparently going to be a “catch up” column, with some bits of information that I didn’t have when I wrote earlier columns. First, I need to update a book revie. more »»

Seek Out Healthy Bonds Of Love

September 21, 2014 I recently attended a church service and the sermon was about sacred love moments. more »»

Eat — Then Preserve Some Of The Magnificent Bounty

September 21, 2014 Patty Hammond leads Family and Consumer Science Programs at Cornell University Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County. The flavor of seasonal fruits and vegetables are at their peak right now. more »»

Care For Your Newborn Long Before The Actual Birth

September 21, 2014 Our little miracle happened on Nov. 19, 1981 — “Mr. and Mrs. DeAngelo, you have a beautiful, healthy baby girl!” When we heard my obstetrician utter those words, it was music to our ears. more »»

On The Road Again

September 21, 2014 No, I am not, and no, this is not, a tribute to Willie Nelson who made the words of the title above famous in song. more »»

Learning How To Drive

September 21, 2014 A few weeks ago I had the privilege of taking my granddaughter to get her permit. Her parents had completed all of the paperwork so that she was ready for the test. more »»

Venturing Out For The Arts

September 20, 2014 Cold and rain seem to be the order of the day for weather, at least at the time of this writing. But the fall season for the arts is just heating up, and there’s plenty of heat to go around. more »»

On Missing A Cowboy

September 20, 2014 He was a big man — a few inches over six feet, and the fact that he was confined to a wheelchair didn’t make him seem any smaller. more »»

 
 
 

 

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