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I’m just ducky, thank you

May 10, 2014 Every day, like happens to all of us, at least one person asks me, “How are you?” Some days, if I’m out and about, I answer the question a lot. more »»

Becoming a Mother

May 10, 2014 Before you were conceived I wanted you. Before you were born I loved you. Before you were here an hour I would die for you. This is the miracle of life. more »»

In the garage

May 10, 2014 I took a lot of theology and philosophy classes in college. They were required. I was one of those people who did well enough in high school by virtue of a knack for test-taking. more »»

The therapy of gardening

May 3, 2014 I just finished planting some pansies that were a gift to me for Easter. I love the look of pansies because it seems that each one is different. They often resemble little faces. more »»

May is National Mental Health Awareness Month

May 3, 2014 I have worked in the Mental Health and Addictions field for close to 20 years. more »»

Another adventure for Grandma

April 26, 2014 There is something new at Hickory Heights. Micah, a four-month-old Shih-Tsu mix, is my newest addition. more »»

A job well done

April 26, 2014 The setting? Grandma’s dining room at dinnertime… “Mom, did you get a letter from my teacher today?” asked Eli as he absentmindedly stirred his mac ‘n’ cheese with his spoon. more »»

From halleluiahs to sorrow, then elation

April 19, 2014 Yesterday as I sat in church I could not help but think of all of the events of Holy Wee. more »»

Dylan and Brittani

April 19, 2014 Dylan called me. “Are you near the computer?” he asked. I wasn’t, actually, but what with the magic of cordless phones, it was easy enough to get there. more »»

What have you got to lose?

April 19, 2014 A special moment in my support groups comes when a member graduates and imparts their “words of wisdom” to the rest of the group. more »»

Aunt Cah-wah

April 5, 2014 The living room looked as if the television had vomited cartoons everywhere. more »»

Can spring really be around the corner?

April 5, 2014 There is always a day in the spring when I notice robins everywhere. I know they do not all leave the area, but it seems like all at once they reappear. That day was last Monday. more »»

Beaty Warren takes a bow

April 5, 2014 “On the banks of Conewango, just above the dam Stands the Beaty Junior High School, stately and so grand. more »»


April 5, 2014 For decades, if not centuries, there were watches. Then came digital watches so there had to be a way to distinguish them; you couldn’t have “watches” and “digital watches”. more »»

When my ship comes in I'll be at the airport

March 29, 2014 I took Richard to the Buffalo airport Wednesday for a well-deserved golfing vacation in Florida. As usual, I had to allocate four and a half hours for the trip. more »»

As one door closes; another opens

March 29, 2014 This year Russell Elementary School is slated to be closed. Just ten short years ago it was involved in a massive renovation. I recall what the school was like during the overhaul. more »»

Gov, Corbett’s Ready to Learn agenda

March 29, 2014 Investing in Pennsylvania’s children is an investment in their futures and the future of the Commonwealth. Governor Tom Corbett’s 2014-15 budget dedicates a record $12. more »»

A mug shot

March 29, 2014 I never know when these columns will run since the space is shared by several people. So, by the time you read this one, House of Hope will probably be in operation. more »»

History’s link to the present

March 22, 2014 History most definitely has a link to the present. Recently I have been reading a book by Glenn Beck about George Washington. more »»


March 22, 2014 In late January, I won the book drawing at the library. The clue was A M G T D what A M G T D. more »»



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