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The battle of the news releases

September 22, 2013 These are the headlines from two news releases I received Friday: ‘‘Joyce Votes to Avert Government Shutdown, Defund the Affordable Care Act’’ and ‘‘Dave Joyce Puts Government On A Path To Shutdown. more »»

Queries tax the lax brain

September 22, 2013 I’m on vacation this week. It is a time for relaxing, for resting, for finally taking time to consider the inconsiderable, to ponder the imponderable. more »»

Fire power

September 15, 2013 I love fall. I love candles. I love pretty things. With that being said, it was very easy to decide what my fall Tribune Chronicle Pinterest story would be about — fall candles and arrangements. more »»

Even an optimist can get the grumps sometimes

September 15, 2013 And another thing, what is up with the whole twerking nonsense? Call me stupid, but if I see one more ridiculous video of some misguided young woman contorting about like a scantily-clad genie tryin... more »»

The Friday night lightbulb goes off for WGH alum

September 15, 2013 On Friday night, I was absent-mindedly driving down Elm Road and was greeted by “Field of Dreams”-level traffic. more »»

Don’t forget to read the fine print

September 15, 2013 The clerk rang up my purchase, which triggered a whole list of fine print. She pointed at a screen in front of me. ‘‘Just hit the ‘accept’ button and sign the next screen.’’ ‘‘Right. more »»

Bands come to Beach Club’s rescue

September 12, 2013 Assorted ramblings about a lot of good music in the coming week: ¯ More than 35 bands, many from the Mahoning Valley, are donating their time and talents this weekend for Rock 2 Rebuild the Beach... more »»

Weeds are not what they seem

September 9, 2013 With a name like Ambrosia, you would think this plant would be sweet smelling, lovely to look at and a delight to have in the garden, but common ragweed is instead an irritating allergen and... more »»

Locking up always backfires

September 8, 2013 I bought a lockbox the other day. I don’t know why. The only person that locks have ever kept out of something that’s mine is me. more »»

It’s a pumpkin spice world, and I’m a pumpkin spice girl

September 8, 2013 Since it’s been five minutes since summer ended, it’s time for pumpkin spice to take over the world. I guess it could be wors. more »»

An empty nest can fill again

September 6, 2013 Humans and birds are somewhat alike in regard to when is the time to leave the nest. Baby robins are given a few last reminders of flight and gathering food, and then they are gone. more »»

Summer is no vacation on the farm

September 5, 2013 Most farmers don’t know what a summer vacation would be like. From early spring through summer and into late fall, there are what seems like a dozen and one things to do on the farm. more »»

Self-guided walk set for cemetery

September 5, 2013 ASSOCIATION TO HOLD CEMETERY TOUR: The Newton Township Cemetery Association will hold a self-guided cemetery walk from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Newton Township East Cemetery on North Canal Stree. more »»

A bite out of the Tooth Fairy’s budget

September 1, 2013 My parents owe me a bunch of quarters. Or a better Tooth Fairy. Kids today collect an average $3.70 for every tooth tucked beneath their pillows, according to Visa’s Tooth Fairy personal finance ap. more »»

I hope I grow up before I get old ... maybe just a smidge

September 1, 2013 Those wise sages of Blink 182 once said, “Well, I guess this is growing up.” They would know more than me, I suspect. more »»

Gambling addiction on the rise even as state fosters more

August 28, 2013 If it’s not one thing, it’s another. Our society is increasingly plagued with all sorts of addictions, whether alcohol, drugs (legal and illegal), pornography, tobacco, food, video games, etc., e. more »»

Get busy on these must-see spots before summer ends

August 25, 2013 I have written at length about how much of a hardcore summer junkie I am. more »»

Who are you calling birdbrain?

August 25, 2013 Birds obey highway speed limits better than you do. That’s the latest from the world of scientific research, where the tales and tail feathers grow weirder and weirder all the time. more »»

How I?spent my summers

August 23, 2013 “It’s my day to drive the Packard,” I told myself as I put on dark blue slacks, well-shined black shoes, black socks, a white shirt, a dark blue necktie and a light blue jacket with two stripes on... more »»

Modern school lists in short supply of neon kittens

August 18, 2013 Right about now, parents are combing the aisles of local retailers, ticking off the school-supply lists sent by their children’s teachers. more »»

 
 

 

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