There’s no doubt that this pandemic has changed life as we know it, and some of those changes could endure and become the new normal. People who have been able to work from home may want to continue doing that, finding it more convenient and cheaper without the commute. I had my first remote…

In the years just after my father passed away in 1977, my mother found that life of the farm in the country was too lonely with a minimal amount of company around. Eventually she purchased a little house on Pershing Avenue in Brockway where she would have easier access to the church, select …

Now that the Corona Virus has changed life as we know it, we are all trying to make the best of the situation and find our new “normal.” I’m in the process of attempting online grocery shopping for the first time. To tell you the truth, I sympathize with the WalMart associates who have to sh…

We were all looking forward to the First Day of Spring in March because it always promises to accompany nice, warm weather, although that doesn’t always happen. Then early in this month of April came Palm Sunday and Easter. We hardly noticed the arrival of any of those days because they were…

In this time of social distancing, we’ve turned to the internet and cell phones to stay in contact with family and friends. From texting to emailing to programs like Face Time, Zoom and Skype, we’re able to remain connected.

I’m beginning to think that I may be getting a reputation.

Easter is just over a week away. With everything going on in the world in the past month or two, the holiday is arriving way too quick, or maybe it’s just in time.

The maple sap has been flowing freely on most days over the past few weeks. This sap is a fluid that is present in an outer layer of the sugar maple trees that are growing on our property around the houses. In the cold climate around this part of the world, maple trees store starch in their …

On a sunny Saturday near the end of February, I decided to take advantage of the relatively nice weather and go exploring. I had been doing some research about covered bridges in Pennsylvania, and I was ready to see if I could locate a couple of them and have some fun with the new Nikon came…

The run on the grocery stores during the coronavirus crisis has seemed over the top. Although I can undertstand in the context that if you stock up on groceries, including needed paper products, then you won’t have to go back out to a grocery store for a good length of time, thus lowering on…