With Kirk Douglas passing away in recent weeks, I wonder if many of today’s young people know who he was. Or for that matter, do they know any of the actors that we remember from his early days in Hollywood?

Recently I had the opportunity to sit in on a class about maple syrup production. The class was held in Brookville and put on by Penn State Extension.

Not quite 10 years ago, I looked at a favorite childhood sidedish and tweaked it so that it was much easier to make.

Last year I made a New Year’s resolution to pay off the mortgage on my house before the end of the year. It was a lofty aim, because it would mean paying it off almost two years ahead of schedule. I even searched for a second part-time job to supplement my income, but nothing seemed to be a …

Winter has decided to finally arrive or so the weather forecasts have proclaimed for this weekend. Friday as I sat writing this column I heard a weather alert on the scanner that noted 3-5 inches of snow was forecast for our area in the early morning hours of Saturday followed by freezing ra…

Through all the years that I spent in the high school math classroom, I often taught awareness in all the ways that conniving people would try to separate honest people from their carefully-saved money. There was a time that I had a series of mini-courses where I conducted classes in use of …

Through all the years that I spent in the high school math classroom, I often taught awareness in all the ways that conniving people would try to separate honest people from their carefully-saved money. There was a time that I had a series of mini-courses where I conducted classes in use of …

Life goes on at its own pace. Sometimes it seems as if we’re moving in slow motion and other times it’s like “hold on to something quick before you’re blown completely off track.” But no matter the speed of life, we all at one time or another get into a rut and let the days blend into each o…

This past holiday season I baked cookies but was never able to do up what I’d call a Christmas tray of them. There was just too much going on at work and at home to be able to spend a couple of consecutive days baking cookies.