It will soon be a year since I was diagnosed with sleep apnea and started sleeping with a CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) mask on my face at night. To say I had a hard time getting …

When the New Year rolled around several weeks ago, I did something I usually don’t bother to do anymore: I actually made a New Year’s Resolution. One that hasn’t already been abandoned. I reso…

I recently attended one of the most beautiful funeral services I have ever had the honor to attend. It was for my brother-in-law Romey Secco, and it was a fitting send-off for a person who bro…

Recently I read an article in the newspaper stating that pediatricians recommend things like wooden blocks, puzzles and even empty cardboard boxes as better toys for children than many of the …

Recently my family and I traveled across the country to watch my grandson marry his best friend and the love of his life. They had met in the gym several months earlier where they both lifted …

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…

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