Dog Blog

My parents named our dog “Heinz” in reference the Heinz catsup slogan, “57 varieties.” They figured our friendly mutt had 57 varieties of dog coursing through his veins. I have …

Purpose–Compost or Character?

I remember a tense chat I had with my youngest daughter, who at about five years old became angry over some comment I made during dinner. She stalked off, planting …

I’ll Take Marriage

Mike regaled me with gifts this Christmas: a coat from Land’s End, new cookware, dress gloves, and, to top it off, a two-night stay at the Marriot in Lancaster, PA. …

My Brother the Ironman

Dear Friends, Today my 51 year-old brother completed the Cozumel, Mexico Ironman triathlon in 13 hours, 23 minutes, and 36 seconds. He finished 1069th among the nearly 2500 competitors and …