Early in October, I was enjoying a bike ride in my usual location. I had just finished riding and was behind my car bending over preparing to lift the bike onto the bike carrier, when, for some reason, I lost my balance and fell onto the pavement, almost on top of the bike. I knew from havin…

Have you ever started out to do a simple job that should have taken only a few minutes and found yourself still working on it hours later? Recently I spent most of a day trying to change a lightbulb! To be fair, it wasn’t just any lightbulb, but a special tiny one that was in the combination…

It’s probably safe to say that most of us have been experiencing more stress this year than we have in a long time. The pandemic has changed our lives in ways we couldn’t have imagined, and it appears that it won’t be going away any time soon. Add to that the severely divisive political clim…

This year marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Susan B. Anthony, well known Women’s Suffragist. It’s also the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, finally giving women the right to vote. Rochester, New York claims her as one of…

The other day I drove by our beautiful park in Kersey and noticed a new sign on the message board. It said “Time spent playing with a child is never wasted.” How true that is, and in my own case, I get to play with 4-year-old Violet on a regular basis. I’m not sure who has more fun, Grammy o…

Even though I’ve been out of school for many years, I’ve continued to learn through reading books and discussing them with members of three book clubs. Last month I shared some thoughts about Orphan Trains which operated for 75 years during difficult times in our nation’s history, ending in …

I had never heard of the Orphan Trains as part my study of American History in school. That seems a bit strange to me, considering that these trains were used from 1854 until the early 1930s, a period of more than 75 years, and formed a significant part of our country’s past.

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…

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…

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…