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National Mother’s Day

Penny Thoughts: National Child Health Day

Are we giving our kids our best?                                                        –Vic Marten ___________________ Vic [...]

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Irish Blessing Quotes There are a lot of Irish Blessing Quotes online.  I thought, in honor of the day, I’d share a few with you. Credit is given to all authors wholly and completely… May the sun shine, all day long, everything [...]

Slam Allen Brings It to Beacon

  There’s no better interlude on Memorial Weekend than taking in a show and for 200 plus Blues Fans that meant spending an evening dining on great locally sourced Hudson Valley foods & brews while taking in the sights and sounds [...]

Braving the Grocery Store Before Christmas

Is everything around the Split level mass chaos? Yes. Thank you for asking. With one present left to buy, the van breaking down, and not a shower to be seen for me in the last couple days, things are, um, going. Not to worry, I found a few [...]

I’m Only Doing A Top Ten Because No One Thought of It…

I’m glad you’re here. As it happens, I was deciding on whether to eat the twins’ leftover pancake, or treat myself to something really special and eat an entire bag of mini doughnuts. But if I stop typing, I’ll be eating. [...]

Send It by Certifiable Mail

The spirit of the season has finally crept up on me. I’m not saying it’s OK to sneak up on me. It’s not. I startle easily, have no bladder control left, and only keep one extra pair of pants on standby. They’re not even [...]

Christmas Trees and Toddlers: A Guide

  Those of you who came to see if I left any PopTarts alive after breakfast this morning can leave. They’re gone. They didn’t put up a fight. They were delicious, slathered in nothing but the hope that all the calories evaporated, [...]

The True Meaning of Thanksgiving

By Vicki Hinze     While this isn’t an article on writing specifically, it is a reminder to all writers that words have power—they can change lives, open closed minds and hearts, offer different perspectives that might be just [...]