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Descendants of Yahoo the Red Squirrel

September 29, 2016 Fall has many defining characteristics related to the outdoors world. But something that happened a little over a week ago seems to me uncharacteristic. more »»

Lost and found

September 24, 2016 It seems that I have lost more things in the car I have now than I have ever lost before. I guess you could question if some of the things were actually lost. Maybe some of it relates to my age. more »»

Little boys, big surprises

September 24, 2016 I remember one Christmas when Dylan was small, maybe four years old or s. more »»

Miss Rum & Coke

September 24, 2016 Hi. My name is Stacey Rum and Coke. That’s what it says on my name ta. more »»

Intercountynental Potato Champion

September 24, 2016 I am the champion. During the second annual Intercountynental Potato Peeling Championship held Friday on Liberty Street, I was the fastest peeler. more »»

Snuff out House bill 2083

September 22, 2016 House Bill 2083 is an attempt by a certain sportsmen group to virtually take over the Pennsylvania Game Commission and the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. more »»

A student’s perspective: Construction affects education

September 20, 2016 When people think of the Warren Area High School they think, “Home of the Warren Dragons.” When I think of the high school, I think “construction zone. more »»

Grape Country

September 17, 2016 I grew up in grape country close to Lake Erie. Every time I see the commercial for Welch’s on television it reminds me of hom. more »»

Not a secret for fall fishing

September 17, 2016 The hot fall fishing patterns will be happening soon, barring unseasonable weather patterns. There is a fall fishing peak for nearly all local game fish. more »»

Both have wickedly resilient children

September 17, 2016 Yesterday, I surprised my kids with something that I’m so glad they’re the types of kids to get excited about: two bags stuffed with plastic skeleton garland, green, purple, orange, and candy corn... more »»

Living with the Left Wing

September 17, 2016 The first president I ever voted for was LBJ, and I pulled the lever for the political left with my right hand. It was the only thing I could do – for two reasons. more »»

A lifetime of opportunity

September 13, 2016 The world is huge and there is no way to truly grasp that hugeness. In my head, I know that someone is experiencing the opposite season somewhere in the world. more »»

On the art of bonsai

September 10, 2016 It’s been a long time coming, but my inevitable journey to the art of bonsai has been, to me, well worth the wait. As a young boy I remember spending time in my father’s “plant room. more »»

Missing the best part of dove season

September 8, 2016 On, or about, the first of September local hunters head to Erie County, Clarion County of Crawford County to hunt doves. more »»

How much wood could...

September 5, 2016 “I made my kids stack wood last weekend. Everybody just chill out. Yes, they’re only four. That’s why I only made them stack twenty-some-odd pieces each. They wanted to camp in the yar. more »»


September 3, 2016 Everyone needs inspiration. People often ask how I decide what to write about. Often it is by inspiration. I read. I observe. I listen. All of these things lead to what I write about. more »»

Lit up at midnight

September 3, 2016 After a recent doctor’s visit it was determined that I was to have a stress test. I suppose such exploration is a reasonable indicator of a certain age and shouldn’t have been a complete surprise. more »»


September 3, 2016 Ever have a brainstorm? Seems like an odd term. Storms are generally bad things but “brainstorm” suggests a good thing. Seems a migraine could accurately be called a brainstorm. more »»

‘Not throwing away my shot’

September 3, 2016 I’ve been thinking about how to write this for a while — “Hamilton” lyrics? “Harry Potter” quotes? Something from “The Lord of the Rings?” None of them really fit, though. more »»

I am not a farmer

September 3, 2016 I am not a farmer. I don’t feel guilty about it. But, I like to eat, so I’m glad there are farmers. I certainly don’t want to be a full-time hunter/gatherer. more »»


September 3, 2016 Semi-ambulatory Some idioms don’t fit in certain places. And, most don’t seem quite right if you change the words. more »»


Toddler Time at Library October 3, 2016

Toddler Time, stories, songs, craft, creative play for ages 0-4, Children's Room, Warren Public Library, 10:30 a.m. No preregistration required (no class Feb . 20). more »

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The Trickle - Harambe

June 1, 2016 I'm going to go off of my usual beaten path here and give the nod to the humans. Not long ago, a three-year-old did some dangerous trespassing at the Cincinnati Zoo. more »

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