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Vacation a chance to reconnect with family

August 14, 2011 A vacation by any other name ... I haven’t taken a prolonged vacation since the week of Halloween last year and it feels like a million years. more »»

Fit to sit

August 14, 2011 By JENNIFER SHIMA Tribune Chronicle correspondent WARREN Baby-sitting has become an industry like any other, and for today’s pre-teens, it’s a serious business. more »»

I’ve always depended on the coolness of strangers

August 7, 2011 Oh, the people you’ll mee. more »»

Acts I committed on my summer vacation

July 24, 2011 Last week, I was on vacation from work. From 7:30 p.m. Friday to 4:30 p.m. Monday, I was a free woma. more »»

From camp to campus

July 17, 2011 Since the Post-9/11 GI Bill went into effect in 2008, military veteran enrollment in higher education across the nation has surged, bringing new challenges to local universitie. more »»

Love for Lucas: The influence of one little life

July 17, 2011 One life. One short-lived life, filled with love and uncertainty and a thousand questions for every one answer. more »»

Swimming pool memories make summertime splash

July 10, 2011 Dreams are silly, strange things. You can dream the same dream for 20 years with little variation, or you can have different dreams about something you just did or saw that night. more »»

He’s a patriotic dud about things that go ‘boom’

July 3, 2011 Since tomorrow is the Fourth of July, I want to take this opportunity to get something off my chest. more »»

Boom goes the dynamite! An ode to Independence Day

June 26, 2011 Ah, the Fourth of July. This holiday has always held a special significanc. more »»

Father serves as model for the next generation

June 19, 2011 Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there. more »»

The songs and sweat of summer marching band

June 12, 2011 One of the very, very, few things that make me nostalgic for high school is what thousands of kids are experiencing right now: The absolute euphoric joy when you wake up one morning and realize with... more »»

It’s warm outside, so time to start the summer projects

June 5, 2011 Well, summer is sort of here, and if Memorial Day weekend is any barometer as to what we can expect for the next three months, it’s going to be very sunny and very hot. more »»

There are some things that bring out the girly-girl

May 29, 2011 Let me just preface this by saying, if you get easy queasy, maybe you shouldn’t read this column. more »»

From pierogies to pretty girls: Two anniversaries

May 22, 2011 This weekend (well it’s actually more this week, but for the context of this column I am sticking with ‘‘this weekend’’) I will be marking two anniversaries in my life. more »»

Meant to be: A classic story of girl meets Boyardee

May 13, 2011 OK, I think I have established that I have a hopeless case of Peter Pan syndrome. more »»

Death of bin Laden raises fears, gratitude

May 8, 2011 A week ago, the news of one of the world’s most notorious villains having been located and killed spread across the world. more »»

Comedy challenged: Laugh toward me, not at me, people

May 1, 2011 Comedy is something that I’ve thought about a lot lately. I’ve always enjoyed a good laugh. more »»

Searching for beauty within the mind of the male

April 24, 2011 Have you ever felt like your life was a Jasper Johns painting; colorful and chaotic, beautiful and difficult to look away? A wonderfully created portrait, comprised of layers of individual meaning... more »»

Breakfast: A meal almost worth getting out of bed

April 17, 2011 As you get older, some of the rituals of your youth begin to erode away. A kid’s day is oppressively routine: wake, brush, breakfast, school, lunch, brush, homework, dinner, wash, brush, bed, repea. more »»

Tips for job hunting in the Internet age

April 8, 2011 There are new rules for the job hunt in the Internet age. more »»



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