Two faces of dementia

I’ve been trying to catch up with the Academy Award-winning movies, but it hasn’t been easy this year. Not many of them played at the local multiplex, where “Hot Tub Time Machine 2” and “Fifty Shades of Grey” edged out “Wild” or “The Theory of Everything.” To see the latter, »»Read Full Post

stuff 'round the mill

A general is just as good or just as bad as the troops under his command make him. General Douglas MacArthur From a few conversations about training Sunday during the Bfast run I get the impression many are not having an easy time getting the training in they wish to »»Read Full Post

Wanna buy a photo?

Looking for an everlasting keepsake for that special person or unique present for a friend? The Pocono Record may have the perfect gift. Photos, taken by our professional staff or freelancers, can be transferred to T-shirts, puzzles, key chains, mugs, playing cards. And the list goes on. To order, click »»Read Full Post

What Happens When a Bat Gets Into Your House

And lo, at about 11 o’clock at night, a cry was heard throughout the house. My youngest son, downstairs, shrieking for my wife. Meg was in a dead sleep when Dan’s blood-curdling screams echoed through the house. A fire? A burglar? An injury? Worse: A bat had somehow gotten into »»Read Full Post

Allspice Cashew French Macarons with Honey Buttercream Filling

There was only one thing to do when I found that leftover cashew flour in my pantry. Yep. More cashew French Macarons.  I still have lots of all spice leftover from the Holidays. So I killed two birds with one macaron using up both to create this lovely sweet and »»Read Full Post

Breaking and remaking the rules

When discussing weddings, I say it all the time: ‘do what’s right for you.’ There are certainly a lot of traditions and rules for weddings, and I do love history, culture, customs and most everything about weddings. But I don’t subscribe to the idea of doing something just because that’s »»Read Full Post

Toll Bros. data reflects national rebound in homebuilding

Revenue, contracts increase significantly from a year ago Toll Brothers Inc., the nation’s leading builder of luxury homes and a major developer of the Poconos region over the years, announced favorable results for its first quarter ended Jan. 31 compared to a year ago at this time. Toll Brothers’ first »»Read Full Post

Looking to get in shape? Try swimming!

A pool might not be the first place you think of going when you're looking to shape up and slim down—but perhaps it should be. No other workout burns calories, boosts metabolism, and firms every muscle in your body (without putting stress on your joints) better than a swimming workout. »»Read Full Post

Remembrances of Dave Fleetwood

You know, life moves fast and sometimes we don't get around to doing things we wanted to do. One of those things, for me, was putting up a particular post on this blog last August. I had wanted to put up this post because August 5, 2014, marked the 1-year »»Read Full Post