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Scary stuff and new shoes

It’s apparently a record month for tornadoes in the U.S., and portions of Pennsylvania may have joined the ranks Monday evening (if the National Weather Service deems it so). Schuylkill County, Pa., was under a tornado warning until 6:30 p.m. Monday, a notion...

They like ‘Like’

A couple in Israel had a baby, and they named their baby girl in honor of Facebook. Her name isn’t Facebook. It’s Like. Like, what? (For those children of the ’80s who remember “valley girl” speak. Sorry, had to say it!) Like, yes! A few...

Looking on the bright side

When I learned that a neighbor we know rather well died Monday morning, I wondered how my daughter would take the news. Anne lived two doors up from us with her husband of 50 years. She was seen almost daily sitting at one of her front windows, sipping a soda and...

And the beat goes on …

The Sonny and Cher song “The Beat Goes On” was remade by Britney Spears in the 1990s. The two songs made their way into a mother/daughter number in my daughter’s annual dance recital. Cool costumes, great dancing! Dress rehearsal was last Thursday,...

The biggest little cheerleader

The girls took the stage, listened to a few words of advice, wisdom and logistics and awaited the start of the music. One little boy took his place on the risers in front of the stage, smiling and waving to the dancer in the center of the lineup. She returned his gaze...