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Revenge of the nerds: The past is my present

June 19, 2015 If “able to run through the woods in moccasins and a corset” were a marketable skill I could put on a resume, I’d be set for life. Okay, let me back up. more »»

SitComm: Traffic hazard

June 18, 2015 I will take on a stranger with road rage any day over an annoyed wife. You see, PennDOT apparently has a conspiracy against anyone who works several hundred feet west of the Glade Bridge. more »»

SitComm: Growing up, inning by inning

June 10, 2015 There’s more than meets the eye when it comes to success. more »»

SitComm: I’m eager to get started

June 5, 2015 I sit at my computer desk, at home, at 5:38 in the morning, excited about the future. And awfully tired. You see, this is the time I’d sometimes go to sleep when I was sports editor. more »»

26.2: Put it in the books

May 23, 2015 The Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon left a sour taste in my mouth, even though I finished. But more on that in a minute; I have to say a few “thank yous” first. more »»

How will you be remembered?

May 9, 2015 I found a quotation by Maya Angelou that really spoke to me. “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them fee. more »»

Making the best of everything

May 9, 2015 My sister Darcey was diagnosed diabetic when she was in elementary school. Over the years diabetes impacted every aspect of her physical health. more »»

26.2: 10 days, and counting

May 7, 2015 Just 10 days remain until the Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon. And if I could skip those 10 days and run it tomorrow, I would. more »»

Waste not, want not

May 2, 2015 I hear a lot of folks talk about the “good old days”. Things really did seem simpler back then. For one thing there were not as many food additives. more »»

Free Range Grandparents

May 2, 2015 William was bouncing on my bed. I knew this because he was bellowing at the top of his lungs “Look at ME, grandma! I’m jumping on your bed!” I continued putting the pillows into fresh pillow cases. more »»

Lighten up

May 2, 2015 Are we too serious? If we are, sometimes, we probably hear that phrase: “Lighten up!” It implies the other person has a better handle on our frame of mind than we d. more »»

The joy of penny candy

April 25, 2015 If you are not of a certain age you probably do not remember when you could actually spend a penny and get something in return. more »»

Feels like the first time

April 25, 2015 I remember my first canoe ride. It was during our annual visit to Uncle Frank and Aunt Edie in the extreme northeast corner of Pennsylvania. more »»

Another shiner!

April 18, 2015 Yes, folks I got another shiner! When I say shiner I am not talking about the little silver fish either. I seem to have a knack for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. more »»

Home improvement

April 18, 2015 My family has lived in the same house since 1998. Over the years some things have become worn or broken. If we can fix it ourselves we do. more »»

The Alligator

April 11, 2015 William is (unbelievably) a four year old now. He is a little boy with a very big imagination, and one of my favorite things is simply listening to him entertain himself. more »»

Diabetes Talk With Debbie

April 11, 2015 “Spring is the time of plans and projects. more »»

Television shows in the 1950s

April 11, 2015 Recently I discovered some reruns that my grandson and I have been enjoying. I discovered a channel that runs “The Lone Ranger” and “Roy Rogers” in the mid-afternoon slot. more »»

Chickens? Eggs?

April 11, 2015 Most of the essays I write have to do with mental health issues. I guess it’s sort of my crusade to shift the thinking away from “mental illness” as a diagnosis. Too often that’s a final diagnosi. more »»


April 11, 2015 Solicitation When department heads approach leadership with their needs, they usually aim high. Then fiscal tightens the screws. And, somewhere in the middle, the magic happens. more »»



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