Power outage woes

Power outage woes

This summer has been a strange one around our house as regards power outages. The first time we lost power was on a Sunday around 1 p.m. It was one of...

July 18th, 2018 |  


Grounds for complaint

Grounds for complaint

Anyone who knows me fairly well, knows that I love coffee. It’s been my beverage of choice since I was 17 years old. I prefer it black and strai...

July 11th, 2018 |  


Remembering the lasts

Remembering the lasts

Some last moments are vivid in my memory. I can recall to this day, over 30 years later, the last time I spoke with my father. Actually, I remember tw...

July 3rd, 2018 |  



‘Some assembly required’ tests relationships

‘Some assembly required’ tests relationships

A couple of weeks ago, we purchased a new grill for our son and thought to surprise him by putting it together and having it all ready for him when he...

June 27th, 2018 |  


Farmers market season in full swing

Farmers market season in full swing

Looking for a place to buy fresh local produce and baked goods or crafts made by area artisans? Give one — or all! — of these area farmers...

June 23rd, 2018 |  


‘Fun’ has different meaning for all

‘Fun’ has different meaning for all

This month I’ve celebrated food, friends, and family and my column this week is about…fun! People define “fun” differently. I ...

June 19th, 2018 |  


Celebrating family this summer

Celebrating family this summer

I enjoy Father’s Day very much. It’s always a day when family - sometimes many, sometimes just a few - gather to grill out, play games, an...

June 13th, 2018 |  


The science behind our social circles

The science behind our social circles

Sarah Rose Cavanagh, Ph.D., is an associate professor at Assumption College. She published an article in Psychology Today about “social capital....

June 6th, 2018 |  


Reasons to celebrate in June

Reasons to celebrate in June

June is a month for celebration. There are graduations, weddings, and summer kick-off parties in June. Throw in Father’s Day and we have a full ...

May 30th, 2018 |  


Royal weddings provide fairy tale viewing

Royal weddings provide fairy tale viewing

It was the wedding of the decade, perhaps the century. Women all over America waited excitedly to hear about the ceremony, the groom, and most of all,...

May 22nd, 2018 |