You know how you feel when you’ve discovered a gem of a place and just can’t wait to take some of your friends there to share the experience? Well, that’s how I felt after experiencing the ele…

Five months ago I wrote about my struggles while trying to get used to using a CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machine every night. At that time, all I could do was try to manage on…

Summertime must be a good time for critter encounters, because I’ve had some interesting ones lately. There was an apparently orphaned, newly hatched bird about the size of a quarter with no n…

I came across the word glamping the other day and thought it looked interesting, so, being the word nerd that I am, I did a bit of research. Wikipedia says that glamping is a combination of gl…

Whenever I count my many blessings, having a good dad ranks near the top. As the years go by, I appreciate more and more the huge influence he’s had on my life, even though he died far too you…

My granddaughter Violet just had her second birthday, and I can’t believe how the time has seemed to fly since I first held her just minutes after she was born. Each month has brought such dra…

I often wonder why it’s so hard for many people, myself included, to get a good night’s sleep. It seems that it should be one of the easiest and most restorative things that we do, but million…

I walked into the Guardian Angel Center on Main Street in Kersey for the first time today. I’m not sure what I expected to find, but I left totally impressed by what can be accomplished when a…

I know I’ve done my share of complaining about how cold and snowy this winter has been, but I’ve recently decided that maybe winter isn’t all that bad here in Pennsylvania. I talked to my Unit…

Sometimes good things just happen by accident. A chance encounter with a woman I had never met turned out to be a real education for me. I was just leaving the library recently when someone ca…

I just love going someplace I’ve never been and/or doing something I’ve never done before. This month has been a treat because I’ve attended three events for the first time that have not only …

Have you noticed that the way we communicate with one another has drastically changed, and not necessarily for the better? It seems that texts, emails, and “likes” or comments on Facebook post…

Over the years when we’ve traveled, we’ve stayed in a variety of hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts, and quaint inns. Most of them were adequate, comfortable, relatively clean places that fill…

I think my four favorite words must be I DID IT MYSELF! Once in a while, things probably would have turned out a lot better if I wouldn’t have done it myself, but I usually end up a bit smarte…

Back in March, a serious swimmer showed up at the YMCA pool where I do my laps with my trusty flotation belt fastened around my waist. Notice that I didn’t claim to be swimming, only to be man…

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