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Talk to me, just make it clear please

February 28, 2016 Talk may be cheap but communication is invaluable. OK, fine, so I’m a communications director and columnist. more »»

All I need to know I learned from… Stephen King?

February 21, 2016 I think it’s 27. Maybe 29. more »»

Aaaaaay, it’s impossible to be cooler than teens

February 7, 2016 The art of being cool – that’s a tricky one. When someone says the word “cool” – which picture conjures in your brain? Steve McQueen? Paul Newman? Snoopy? It’s the lattermost for me. Seriousl. more »»

Even the blessed need to whine sometimes

January 24, 2016 Maybe it’s just the dreariness of a northeastern Ohio winter bearing down on me. Or the fact that it’s not even Ja. more »»

Open collective fans’ arms to swimmers

January 17, 2016 It's no secret that Americans love baseball ... along with apple pie, hot dogs and uh, monster trucks, I guess, but that latter one is really a whole other story. Ooh and auto racing. more »»

Being a good person in a world of bad

January 10, 2016 When I was a little girl attending St. Matthias School, we didn’t call it elementary or primary or junior or even grammar school. It was plain old grade school. more »»

Set realistic goals for resolutions

January 3, 2016 You say want a resolution? Well, you know, we all want to change our world. more »»

2015 mixed bag of smiles with sadness

December 27, 2015 Well, here we are at the last Sunday of 2015. What’s your verdict: sorry it’s over, or glad to see it go? Hmpf. I’m not going to lie. Some awful stuff happened this year. more »»

Remembering reason for the season

December 20, 2015 It’s crunch time, yo. And as we scramble for that Thursday night finish line .. more »»

Christmas cheer covered in teenage trash

December 6, 2015 I’d like to get a move on my Christmas decorating, I really would. I know the clock is ticking. It’s just that, well, I can’t find my furniture. more »»

Appreciate all the random small stuff

November 22, 2015 It’s not that I don’t love Thanksgiving. I totally d. more »»

Sharing thanks for everything we are

November 15, 2015 As we do every Nov. 11, our nation celebrated Veterans Day last week. It got me to wondering: How do you thank someone for, you know, everything? Hmm and patriotic pause. more »»

Live the dream but try to finish something

November 8, 2015 I had a dream the other night in which I finished a report. That is all. Seriously. more »»

Empty emotional trash bin to be happy

November 1, 2015 One day last week, Kyle called me at work after school with breaking news from the home front: “Mom, I am so sorry but Monnie just … ate … your … favorite … scarf.” Well! Hmpfity hmpf hmpf hmpf. more »»

Rock in relish and other tiny complaints

October 25, 2015 There’s a rock in my relish. I wish I was being brilliantly symbolic or philosophically allegorical. But, yeah, no. Last week there was seriously a rock in my relish, literally. more »»

Consider change for the better

October 18, 2015 Mother Nature’s fine with it. I mean, in most parts of the country and even throughout the entire globe, she exhibits it rather boldly four times a year. more »»

Keep faith, stay strong and watch ‘Dead’

October 11, 2015 I typically reserve this space for the strategic purpose of making folks smile. Those who know me, even in passing, know that I like to make people happy — especially through words. more »»

Love abounds — even trapped in garage

September 20, 2015 I try to be a kind, good person. Honest. Indeed, I’ve got a lot of love in my heart for a great many people, causes and teams, to name a few objects of my affection. more »»

Rules of marriage are simple but tough

September 6, 2015 While most everyone is gathering for the last major outdoor barbecue-fest of the year, hitting the pool at the swim club one final time this season, crossing off those last few... more »»

Alter ego happy to blow off some steam

August 23, 2015 I don’t know if you’ve ever seen the comedy duo Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele widely referred to as simply “Key and Peele. more »»



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