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I say ‘fight me’ a lot

March 26, 2016 I say “fight me” a lot for someone who’s 5’6” and has never been in a real fist fight. Take, for instance, during the Penguins game I was at Sunday against the Washington Capitals. more »»


March 26, 2016 Moving experience Public meetings don’t always move quickly and smoothly. Sometimes, voting members seem hesitant to make the motions required to take steps forward. more »»

TU Chapter Spring Fishing Show

March 17, 2016 The Trout Unlimited Cornplanter Chapter Spring Sport Show will return to the Sheffield Lion’s Den again this spring. It will be held April 2, opening at 9:30 a.m. and continuing until 3:30 p.. more »»

Why do we keep so many things?

March 12, 2016 How many of you have clothes in your closet that you no longer wear for one reason or another? I for one have things that I should probably get rid of. more »»


March 12, 2016 A little known group called ‘WalletHub’ ranked Warren 10th (of 129 ranked cities) for “Best Places for Families to Live”. This is not borne out by any other ranking group that I’ve read. more »»

That rings a bell

March 12, 2016 I struggled with math all my school life. I got addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division well enough, and I could grasp algebra, sort o. more »»

What do you want... for you?

March 12, 2016 You are taking a self-help class. This is a class that you chose to take last minute with a friend. more »»

One day... Disney World

March 12, 2016 If you read my last column about sobbing like a baby over Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando, then you know I was on my very first trip to Florida. more »»

A giant of a man

March 5, 2016 In my mind my grandfather was a giant of a man although he was actually not that big in stature. For many years I lived with my grandma and grandpa. more »»

Hot diggity dawg!

March 5, 2016 A North Carolina nutrition professor who is critical of the powerful meat lobby has come out against hot dogs. The prof may know his fat and calories, but he is positively un-American. more »»

Instead or also?

March 5, 2016 I was on the road one fall after “doing something” to my back. I was packing for a flight from Pittsburgh to somewhere or other. I couldn’t really lift much without considerable pain. more »»


March 5, 2016 Moving on A contributor to this column stretch it while, according to him, keeping his comments at a public meeting short. The meeting when for about 70 minutes without an agenda. more »»

A Letter To My Team

February 29, 2016 Dear 2016 PIAA AAAA District 10 Girls Basketball Champions, You know who you are. more »»

Man, she probably loves hip-hop

February 29, 2016 I bet when you look at me, your first thought is, “Man, that girl probably loves hip-hop.” Obviously, right? Right? Yeah, okay, fine. You got me. more »»

Everything is getting smaller!

February 27, 2016 One does not have to be a genius to see that nearly everything you buy these days comes in smaller packages. more »»

My priorities are as follows

February 27, 2016 In this weight loss journey that I’ve been on, I’ve done a lot of online reading about nutrition and diets. I’m looking for recipes, ideas, and I even look at food that’s not very health for m. more »»

A rare day

February 27, 2016 I found out I know three people born on February 29. One must be in her 90’s, the others, probably, early 40’s. So they’ve had, maybe 23, 10, 11, birthday. more »»

Gift of Love

February 27, 2016 In this world, nothing can be said to be certain except death and taxes. Benjamin Franklin wrote that in a letter back in 1789. Not much has change. more »»


February 27, 2016 William turned five last week and I really could not wrap my head around that fact. more »»

The Super Pigeon

February 27, 2016 It’s pretty seldom that I come up with ways for the Times Observer to save money. That’s not in my job description. But this time, I think I have the one. Genetically-engineered super pigeons. more »»



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