Who has the best nickname?
March 18, 2012 Like most everyone in the country who works in an office, follows college basketball or has a pulse, I filled out an official 2012 NCAA Tournament bracket. more »»
Get Your Geek On!
March 18, 2012 I HAD never considered the word, “geek,” to be a complimentary term, so when my dear friend Betty Pokas informed me that she had volunteered me to be a guest speaker for Geek Week at the Puskarich... more »»
Sheets, milk, and a shrinking sweater
March 11, 2012 So maybe I’m not so great at this whole domestic thing after all. A while back, I had written about my newly found domestic prowess — how I would give Martha Stewart a run for her money. more »»
Exploring one-star wonders
March 4, 2012 I HAVE a confession to make. After reading a particular book or seeing a particular film or television series, I often enjoy paying a visit to Amazon.com and calling up the reviews. more »»
Local candidates coming to Lansing
February 26, 2012 OHIO'S PRIMARY election is just nine days away. In order to educate Belmont County voters somewhat better, a "Meet the Candidate Night" will be held this Tuesday at the Lansing Community Center. more »»
Let’s put an end to bullying now
February 19, 2012 Bullying used to be viewed as something of a normal part of school, from the earliest years to fraternity hazing. Research, though, reveals bullying causes damage and sometimes death. more »»
My obsession is a good book
February 12, 2012 I HAVE an obsession. Not in a young, hunky, perfume ad supermodel sense (sadly,) but it’s something I have to have, usually three or four at any given time. more »»
A happy re-birthday
February 5, 2012 Today is my birthday. Sort of. It’s not really the actual day of my birth. Instead, it’s more like a day of rebirth—a re-birthday, perhaps? On this day, Feb. more »»
Witnessing a matter of life and death
February 5, 2012 DEFIBRILLATORS save lives. I witnessed that first hand Monday night at Steubenville. Just as important as having a defibrillator (AED) close at hand is having qualified individuals to operate it. more »»
When did I get old?
January 29, 2012 “Do you know the guy who plays that character is 40 years old?” my husband, Justin, asked me from out of the blue one night last week. more »»