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Enjoying the splendor of nature ... safely inside

July 14, 2013 Ah, how I love nature. Regular readers of this space know my passion for running and penchant for spending quality time at our woodland campground. more »»

Be sure to celebrate our patriotism every day

July 7, 2013 As we put the wraps on the 4th of July weekend for this year, I would like to remind everyone that patriotism should be celebrated every day not just once a year, because America, my good people, i... more »»

Stopping to smell the roses and pulling weeds instead

June 30, 2013 The thing about the beginning of July is, it evokes the feeling that summer is almost ove. more »»

Email agony:?When good technology goes bad

June 23, 2013 A hearty good morning to you all. First on the agenda today is an apology. Why? Well, because, apparently, I have been snubbing some folks ... albeit unintentionally. Confused? Hm. more »»

Reflecting on Dad’s lessons and laughs

June 16, 2013 Ah, Father’s Day 2013. Can it really be a whole year since I last shared the wise and prolific lessons my Pop has taught me over time? Hmm, doesn’t seem that long. more »»

No good deed goes unpunished ... except one

June 9, 2013 And so … in the “No good deed goes unpunished” department, I offer the following submissions from the past few weeks… First came the Relay For Life, unquestionably one of the most worthy causes on... more »»

A year half over, and a son growing up too quickly

June 2, 2013 I’m not sure how to tell you this, so I’m just going to come right out and say it: The year is half over. more »»

Never forget the true meaning of Memorial Day

May 26, 2013 So, what’s on the agenda for tomorrow? Barbecue? Road race? Maybe pick up a new pair of white summer shoes at that big sale at the Eastwood Mall? Hmm. Memorial Day activities. more »»

Never forget the true meaning of Memorial Day

May 26, 2013 So, what’s on the agenda for tomorrow? Barbecue? Road race? Maybe pick up a new pair of white summer shoes at that big sale at the Eastwood Mall? Hmm. Memorial Day activities. more »»

It’s a dog’s life for Monnie with the Kimerer family

May 19, 2013 Well, it’s been two years, almost to the day, since we brought home a tiny ball of fur and energy we named Monnie. more »»

Some words of wisdom, straight from Mom

May 12, 2013 If you’re looking for a column about anything other than Mom today … I’m afraid you should continue on in your search. more »»

This Cinco de Mayo, say ‘Ole!’ for tres

May 5, 2013 Cinco de Mayo. For countless masses around the country — many of whom happen to reside here in the Mahoning Valley —?it’s a reason to celebrate. more »»

The columnist stands far away from the mice

April 28, 2013 Remember that little nursery rhyme about the Farmer in the Dell? It was a cutsey sing-song about how the farmer takes a wife, who takes a cow, who takes, um, a pig or something and eventually, the... more »»

The columnist stands far away from the mice

April 28, 2013 Remember that little nursery rhyme about the Farmer in the Dell? It was a cutsey sing-song about how the farmer takes a wife, who takes a cow, who takes, um, a pig or something and eventually, the... more »»

Tired of tragedy, angry, but still praying

April 21, 2013 I’m tired of this. I’m tired of turning on the television or firing up the computer or glancing down at my smart phone and seeing ... sheer dread and havoc wrought by man’s hand. more »»

Parkinson’s is personal ... but you can help

April 14, 2013 I’d like to tell you about my new pal, Margaret Poole. Her friends call her Peggy, and since I’m now her buddy, she has graciously consented to adding me to that distinguished lis. more »»

Seeing more clearly — and gratefully — with age

April 7, 2013 As the Cleveland Indians sucked me in for another season by starting off strong and the latest Carnival Cruise dilemma sealed my decision to keep any future vacations landlocked, yet one more unique... more »»

Sharing the love and reminders of Easter Sunday

March 31, 2013 Ah, Easter Sunday. I absolutely love Easter Sunday. It’s not just the 85 pounds of chocolate you can eat without judgment for a day. more »»

A request for Mother Nature:?Please send sun!

March 24, 2013 An Open Letter to Mother Nature: Hey, there, um, Mother Nature. Or Mother Earth ... I’m never sure which moniker is preferable. more »»

Birthdays, robots and popes:?All in a week’s work

March 17, 2013 My, my but it’s been a busy week for the Kimerer family. It all started with my husband Kerry’s birthday on Monday. Well, it really started with a family dinner in his honor on Sunday, to be precis. more »»

 
 

 

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