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Judging fun at the Iron Chef Clinic

April 6, 2014 There is nothing I like better than a fun program that teaches lessons in cooking and pits teams against each other in friendly competition at the same time. more »»

Trying to remember anything

April 5, 2014 I lose things. Chronically. My inability to keep track of my belongings is only second to my inability to remember anything — errands, appointments, my schedule. I’m just a mess. more »»

Gimme, gimme, gimme a goodie bag

March 30, 2014 Grab bags, goodie bags, treat bags — call them what you will, but I like them no matter their name. more »»

Some reasons to celebrate

March 30, 2014 Our area’s economy is undergoing some exciting changes, as the growth in the oil and gas industry in our region demonstrates. more »»

Oops, dinners, royalty and more

March 30, 2014 Apparently last week was vacation time for my brain when I wrote my column. I made two name mistakes, both for great people who work hard for their organizations. more »»

Becoming tied up in knots

March 29, 2014 I never dreamed there were so many ways to tie a knot. There are literally hundreds of ways to tie a knot for nearly as many different uses, mostly nautical. I hate boats. I hate water. more »»

Guest column/Wellness by another yardstick

March 29, 2014 There is a closet in our home around which carbon inscriptions appear, ancient hieroglyphics dating back to earlier times. more »»

Rearrange but leave the clock alone

March 23, 2014 When spring threatens to arrive, I usually shift into this mood to change my environment. Now I don’t mean change my mailing address — I mean rearrange my living space. more »»

Making our lives better

March 23, 2014 There are some times when it’s easy to overlook the positive things that are happening in our area. more »»

Guest column/Learning should not be an option for our students

March 23, 2014 In many of today’s schools, learning is allowed to be optional and variable while time and teaching methods are constant. Think about it. more »»

A lights-out event in two ways

March 23, 2014 It was lights out in more ways than one when the Jefferson Ruritan Club 626 held its 50-year anniversary dinner at the New Somerset United Methodist Church on March 12. more »»

Some mistakes bigger than others

March 22, 2014 My Sassy Saint was set to compete in an academic competition down Clarksburg way. She asked if a couple of her teammates could ride down with us. more »»

Texting, driving and pirates

March 16, 2014 Some numbers that give us reason to think have been released during the past couple of week. more »»

Of cell phones, wintry woes and horses

March 16, 2014 The answer is “Yes!” The response is “Yipee!” The lost cell phone I wrote about in this space last weekend — the phone that was playing hide-and-go seek with me for more days than I care to be... more »»

Guest column/Turning 65 this year? Here are some Medicare basics

March 16, 2014 Are you one of the nearly 150,000 Ohioans who will celebrate their 65th birthday this year? If so, you will become eligible for Medicare and will likely have questions about your health care... more »»

A week of windows to be admired

March 16, 2014 For many years now, I have saved a day in early March for Janine Yeske, the Jefferson County Extension youth development lady, to drive me throughout the county to look at windows decorated by clubs... more »»

Learning the sweet science

March 15, 2014 My little sister wanted me to watch her get punched in the face. Let’s back it up a bit so I can explain: Foo-Dog boxes. more »»

Remembering legacies

March 9, 2014 Our area lost two men who played important roles in the region’s mental health system within just a few days of each other in late February. Dr. Anthony Golas died Feb. 22 and Dr. more »»

Oh where, oh where can that phone be?

March 9, 2014 I lost my cell phone one day last week. And the Earth stood still. more »»

Guest column/Ability at Work theme of disabilities awareness month

March 9, 2014 March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month in Ohio. It is a month that is dedicated to the many achievements of individuals with developmental disabilities. more »»

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