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Weather-weary, we turn to rodents for guidance

February 2, 2014 A hearty hip hip and hurray! For the arguably stupidest way For folks decide Whether winter will hide … Or stay put; yep, it is Groundhog Day. more »»

Here's to you, Father Christopher Cicero

January 26, 2014 It's been quite a strange week for old PK. more »»

There’s a lot to be learned from the flock

January 19, 2014 Honk if you love geese. Oh, I know they leave little green pellets in the yard and all. Right, sometimes the pellets aren’t so little. Blec. more »»

Buckling down to get through another winter

January 12, 2014 Well, we knew it was coming; it does at the same time every year. more »»

Remembering one who has gone too soon

January 5, 2014 The first column of 2014 … but really an extension of the last column of 2013. more »»

Looking back and looking forward to 2014

December 29, 2013 Can it be the last column of 2013, already? Sigh. It doesn’t seem like another year could have elapsed so quickly. And what a difference a year make. more »»

Twas Three Days Before Christmas ...

December 22, 2013 And so it is time, once again, for the PK version of “Twas the Night Before Christmas. more »»

Ordinary mom transforms into Swim Mom

December 15, 2013 Ahem. Let it be known that I am declaring this 15th day of December in the year of our Lord 2013 as the date on which I am officially, unequivocally and quite proudly a “Swim Mom. more »»

Spreading germs instead of holiday cheer

December 8, 2013 You know the best thing about getting the flu right before the holidays? Yeah, me neither. Maybe it’s all the time you can spend just lounging around, doing nothin. more »»

’Tis the season to be jolly, despite the grinches

December 1, 2013 Well, there’s no denying it. It has officially begun. I literally have three Christmas parties to attend in the next seven days. I swear. more »»

Finding time to unwind, after this work email

November 24, 2013 Sure, it’d be easy to sound off about those people who insist on prematurely cannonballing into the deep end of Christmastime whilst rudely ignoring sweet little Thanksgiving … but I won’t. Hmpf. more »»

Once again, the weather outside is frightful

November 17, 2013 Oh, the weather outside is — well, let’s see. I don’t know ... neurotic? I mean, if it was a person, it would be undergoing intensive therapy sessions right about now. more »»

Mother-in-law always put family first

November 10, 2013 Although she was only a Trumbull County resident for a brief time in the early 1970s, I hope you’ll indulge me today if I share some snapshots of the life of one very special lady: Evon Ann Kimerer. more »»

Air Force crashes and burns with honor code decision

November 3, 2013 For some reason, I’ve always had a special penchant for the Air Force. more »»

An American family horror story at Cedar Point

October 27, 2013 Just in time for Halloween, an American horror story. Better make that a Mahoning Valley chilling chapter –– or maybe a getaway gone horrifically awr. more »»

Homecoming: It’s all about the girl, you guys

October 20, 2013 Ah, homecoming season. You’ve got to love it. more »»

Rules for marriage, as taught by the experts

October 13, 2013 Yesterday was a pretty big day for my mom and pop. You see it was then that they celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. Fifty year. more »»

In a week of bad news, it’s time to count blessings

October 6, 2013 Well, it’s been another fascinating week here on the third rock from the sun, no? As we flipped the page on a new month, we lost a modern-day literary legend (RIP Tom Clancy), witnessed a harrowing... more »»

Pondering the divine purpose of creepy crawlies

September 29, 2013 You know, I’m really, really hoping to make it up to heaven. Like, seriously. Not gonna lie (that may work against me, after all); I don’t exactly relish the thought of checking out any time soon. more »»

Appreciating the people who bring smiles to your day

September 22, 2013 Well, It is officially autumn 2013. And, at this point in autumn 2013, my friends, I am sad to report that I’m fairly hard pressed to find many happy headlines in this jumbled-up world of ours. Sig. more »»



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