Something old, worn with new

My daughter received her first holy communion over the weekend, and as she did she carried a bit of tradition with her. Like a bride who might wear “something old” on her wedding day, Amber wore two things that she might consider old: My first communion...

Hungry? Hit social networks

Looking for something to make for dinner, something different or something that your kiddos won’t look at and say “eww”? These days, it seems all you have to do is log on to Facebook, Pinterest and other social networks for ideas. I peruse Facebook...

Won’t be long now

She was ready for the bus this morning, but it still caught us by surprise. My daughter’s school bus is slated to arrive on our street at 8:37 a.m. Monday through Friday, but lately it’s been arriving 8:30 on the nose. This morning was no exception. Amber...

Historical fiction intrigues

My daughter’s reading lesson in school this week featured a girl whose family endured hardship in the Midwest during the infamous Dust Bowl, or the “Dirty Thirties.” Author Elizabeth Friedrich penned “Leah’s Pony.” A little girl...

They ARE listening … and then …

On Wednesday I blogged at Blue Mountain High School students conducting a walkout during first-period classes in protest of possible cuts to programs and positions to balance the 2013-14 school budget. (“Letting their voices be heard,” April 17, 2013) Up...