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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 »»

Upstate Muse

April 3, 2016 Last Sunday, my 45-year-old daughter-in-law died unexpectedly in the ER after falling ill at home late the previous night. more »»

Play Ball

April 3, 2016 A tradition at Progressive Field in Cleveland, just before every Tribe game, involves having an on-the-field youngster, often times between 5 and 10 years old, with microphone in hand, utter what th... more »»

View From Hickory Heights

April 3, 2016 When I looked up the word “tradition” in the dictionary, it said that “it is the handing down orally of stories, experiences and beliefs from generation to generation. more »»

Chautauqua Watershed Notes

April 3, 2016 Whether you love them or hate them, bats are incredible creatures. At over 1,300 species, they are the second most numerous order of mammals and make up almost a quarter of the entire mammal kingdo. more »»

Life After Heroin

April 2, 2016 There’s never a lot of good news when it comes to heroin. more »»

Editor's Note

April 2, 2016 I’ve divulged in the past about my need for music to get through the day. more »»

Easter Sunday, Or The Story Of A Worried Hostess

March 30, 2016 I hosted Easter brunch this past Sunday, and I can gladly report that nothing was burnt, no one cried and we all had a very good time. more »»

If You Come To Visit, Stand Back

March 30, 2016 “It looks,” said my dentist, “like you have been brushing a lot better lately.” The irony was palpable. more »»

I Do Anarchy (And You Can, Too!)

March 27, 2016 Anarchy: When you hear that word, what comes to mind? Is it crime and chaos, mobs breaking into convenient stores, motorcycle gangs and a hellish inferno rising over civilization? If your friend one... more »»

Protection And Priorities

March 27, 2016 About a week or so into the spring training games of this 2016 Major League Baseball season, I saw a picture on some sports shows and a subsequent video on Facebook of the same event. more »»

The Easter Parade And Easter Bonnets

March 27, 2016 I am sure many of you remember the days of Easter bonnets. more »»

‘Catty’ Writers

March 26, 2016 A couple of weeks ago, a reporter with the Wall Street Journal wrote an article about the Cat Writers’ Association and some of its member. more »»

Editor's Note

March 26, 2016 Each time a reporter writes a story about an event in Frewsburg, I have to smil. more »»

Easter At 10

March 26, 2016 I was trying to explain to my daughter the other day that the average salary in the 1960s — the decade I was born — was around $5,000 a year. more »»

Sproing! Spring Sprang Here, And There

March 23, 2016 Spring sprang again on Sunday. In Brookville, where we live, one might have been forgiven for thinking it was still winter. Gray, gloomy, snowy was the forecast. Yuck. more »»

Teasing Could Also Count As Bullying

March 20, 2016 A previous article I wrote was on the subject of bullying. I have no idea who reads the articles. Does a bully read articles or listen to media attention on the subject of bullying? I have doubts. more »»



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