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…

It’s funny how some things stay with us over the years. When I think of Easter one dish that was always part of our holiday meal was pickled eggs. These were served with pickled beets.

Since I spend much of my time in the part of our house near the kitchen these days, I often earn at least part of my meals by setting the table according to the likely menu of the day. There are some basic requirements that can be set up for use – or not – and then be reset if the menu chang…

Recently the Erie Diocese announced the closing of St. Boniface School in Kersey. Although there will still be preschool classes and other uses planned for the building, I feel a deep sense of loss. St. Boniface School has been a big part of my life since I was 5 years old and in first grade…

The past few weeks have been a mixed bag with highs points and low points, not so much different from every other person I know. However, as I sat down to write this week, those points kept coming to mind. And as every writer knows, when something keeps coming to mind, best to write it down.

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.