The truth about handing out trophies

The truth about handing out trophies

If this column isn’t an award-winning piece of journalism, I may not get paid for writing it.Well, at least that’s how it would be if Jame...

August 20th, 2015 |  


Who is right?

Who is right?

Now that there is a TV program promoting transgender awareness, it is time to clear the air. Who is right about this issue? It is certainly traumatic....

August 20th, 2015 |  


Could I have your autograph?

Could I have your autograph?

Have you ever met a famous person and asked for their autograph? I used to do that all the time!Over the years, I have collected the autographs of peo...

August 20th, 2015 |  


Be aware of the symptoms of concussions for your child’s safety

Be aware of the symptoms of concussions for your child’s safety

With school back in session where kids are playing together at recess and with the beginning of sport seasons like football and soccer, it is importan...

August 20th, 2015 |  


On Americans voting … and not

On Americans voting … and not

The campaigning for next year’s elections is starting to draw more attention, and with it comes a focus on voters and their mood. Which is all w...

August 20th, 2015 |  


Change is always in the air

Change is always in the air

It’s a quiet, still morning, not a leaf moving. I am still working on the big, old tree parts left in my front yard, but I am making progress.Wh...

August 19th, 2015 |  


Welcome back to school, Alder

Welcome back to school, Alder

Dear Jonathan Alder parents and school community,Welcome to the 2015-2016 school year as a Jonathan Alder Pioneer. For many, it’s difficult to b...

August 18th, 2015 |  


If you’re at risk, be aware of Listeria

If you’re at risk, be aware of Listeria

Last weekend at a cookout, I ate a raw hot dog. Someone there told me I should never eat raw hot dogs because of the risk of foodborne illness. But I ...

August 14th, 2015 |  


Julia’s favorite Sour Cream Raisins

Julia’s favorite Sour Cream Raisins

Hello from our home to yours!Motherhood: what is more demanding yet fulfilling and rewarding?Austin is swiftly growing out of his baby stage and keeps...

August 14th, 2015 |  


Try these recipes for your ripe tomatoes

Try these recipes for your ripe tomatoes

It’s August — the month when everyone in our part of the country who planted a tiny sprout or poked holes in moist soil for seeds to grow ...

August 14th, 2015 |