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Trying to resist the pangs of puppy love

May 22, 2011 To puppy or not to puppy? That is the question. And the answer is not as easy as picking out a dog collar, my friends. more »»

Mom wants to know, how young is too young?

May 15, 2011 I’ve hinted at this topic in the past. Well, I’ve skirted around the issue, really. more »»

Maternal nuggets from one mom to another

May 8, 2011 Ah, Mother’s Day. more »»

Springing into spring

May 1, 2011 I think spring has finally, FINALLY sprung. Thanks be to God. And now? Camping season. Yes, you read that right. The Kimerers are about to become camperer. more »»

Have the offspring outgrown Easter traditions?

April 24, 2011 Here we are, Easter 2011. more »»

Advice for stupid boys and the girls who like them

April 17, 2011 I know I’ve said this before. I’ll probably say it again, even beyond today’s column. Boys are stupid. Think I’m being too harsh? I give you Exhibit A. more »»

The things that take us back to simpler times

April 10, 2011 I have this very sweet friend named Mary Hazen. She’s a longtime Warren gal. When we worked together some years ago, we discovered we had many shared ideas, beliefs, and life views. more »»

One word can make all the difference

April 3, 2011 It’s funny how one little word can make or break a sentence, a thought, or even an entire legacy. Allow me to backtrack a bi. more »»

The dawning of the age of the curmudgeon

March 27, 2011 So, here I am. 43. Today. By the time most of you read this, I’m guessing it will be official. more »»

A funny thing happened on the way to the airport

March 20, 2011 We’ve all heard it. more »»

Spring is a time of renewal for people as well

March 13, 2011 Ah, finally, we have sprung forward. more »»

Even a child knows Charlie Sheen has lost it

March 6, 2011 At the risk of giving the man any more publicity than he’s already gotten, I really must weigh in on the whole Charlie Sheen debacle. more »»

The best days in life can come unexpectedly

February 27, 2011 Have you ever noticed how, the more you look forward to an event or occurrence, the more lackluster the big day actually seems upon arrival? I don’t know if it’s because we mentally build up... more »»

The scourge of the 21st century: Spam

February 20, 2011 I don’t know how to tell you this, but this could be my final column. more »»

Love stories just in time for Valentine’s Day

February 13, 2011 Exactly 16 years and one day ago, my then boyfriend proposed to me. more »»

The Super Bowl is all about the commercials

February 6, 2011 Oh, it’s a tough time to be a Cleveland fan, no? What with the Browns just giving away the last few games of the season and the Cavs on a wildly out-of-control spin unparalleled since Maverick and... more »»

‘Tis the season to take down that tree

January 30, 2011 Happy New Year. It is Dec. 30, isn’t it? Oh no, no, that’s right, it’s Jan. 30. Christmas and New Year’s have been over for about a month now. more »»

The Valley weighs in on ‘American Idol’

January 23, 2011 Well, we’ve all seen it by now. Yes, folks, the 10th season of “American Idol” is officially underway and its new hosts have been sufficiently introduced to the country. more »»

Survey says opinion is divided on opinion polls

January 16, 2011 I was having this interesting discussion at my day job recently. A few colleagues and I were talking about public perception. more »»

Getting out from under the winter blahs

January 9, 2011 I don’t know about you but I’ve been in a very bad mood for the past nine days or so. more »»



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