The Truth About Bocce

Every Friday night, my father and I play in a bocce league. This may seem old-fashioned to some, but, hey, I like pineapple-upside-down cake, so I like retro.   It’s also a group for people over 50, so it’s not like they’re going to form an outlaw skateboard league. (They also initially »»Read Full Post

My 69 news interview

In case you missed it...   »»Read Full Post

Wedding and baby fever but still in college

In the past four weekends alone I have been to a bridal shower and two baby showers, plus my co-worker is ready to give birth any second. I am being suffocated with babies and weddings to say the least. Not that this is horrible. Really, what girl doesn’t love a »»Read Full Post

Trail camera photo tips

Here I share some tricks in the field for getting the perfect trail camera photo. On July 22, I headed out to set a camera in hopes of getting the perfect photo. Trail camera photo tips   »»Read Full Post

Passport to Poconos - Celebrating "La Verbena" in Spain

June midsummer night. Everyone everywhere celebrates. I am in Barcelona visiting my mother. Here midsummer night is called “la verbena de San Juan” (St. John’s Eve) and is one of the biggest, most raucous holidays in Spain. Firecrackers sound everywhere and bonfires light up the sky like the whole city »»Read Full Post

Reunion offers peek into people's lives

If, like the narrator of “Tangled Up in Blue,” you feel that your oldest friends are “an illusion to me now,” I have a simple Rx for you: Go to your class reunion. You will quickly discover that all the people you used to know are just as real as »»Read Full Post

stuff 'round the mill

- stuff 'round the mill “We all have our time machines. Some take us back, they're called memories. Some take us forward, they're called dreams.” – Jeremy Irons As a response to my plans for a 6 hour event Jeff Silvernale sent the following which I believe is an excellent »»Read Full Post

Wayne Bank partners with BH&G/Wilkins Real Estate

Union will expedite preferred mortgage lending program for homebuying Wayne Bank has partnered with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Wilkins & Associates Independent Family of Home Buying Services. “We have re-designed our Independent Family of Home Buying Services and have invited a number of quality community banks to join »»Read Full Post

Are You an Emotional Eater?

Have you ever reached for food for reasons other than hunger and nutriment?  Have you ever opened the refrigerator door looking for a snack out of boredom?  Do you celebrate by going out to dinner? Do you reach for food when you are stressed or anxious? Do you ever crave” »»Read Full Post

The Receiving Line

One wedding tradition that is losing popularity is the receiving line. This custom actually dates back to more superstitious times when it was believed that anyone who touched the bride and groom would be blessed with good luck. It later evolved into the practice we are familiar with, especially for »»Read Full Post