Temperature fluctuations good for maple syrup production
With temperatures trying their best to be uncooperative this spring, it is by no means curtailing activities behind the scenes.
GROUNDS FOR INSANITY: Criss cross applesauce senators, it’s time for simplicity
Sitting in the back of the room, I heard her say it. “Criss cross. On your bottoms!”
Being a student, instead of a teacher, is challenging
It is humbling to be a college student at age 41. I am, certainly, excited to learn new ideas and skills, and I have no problem with submitting myself to professors or processes or institutions. No authority issues or anything. But when you’ve “been” the teacher for so many years in so many settings, it can feel a little, well, multiple-personalities-disorder-ish to remember which I am in any given moment — student or teacher?
THE PLAIN SIDE: A father sacrifices his son so that others might live
William Carson took his hand off the lever that raised the drawbridge. Now the slowing-moving freighter could continue sailing up the river.
GROUNDS FOR INSANITY: Lots of life’s instructions to teach — with a few brownies
There had to be a better way. I wasn’t asking for the Brooklyn Bridge or the moon on a platter. All I wanted was one simple change; a little old tweak in technique using his muscular physique. That was all.
SHADES OF GREEN: Dealing with ailment opens writer’s eyes to miracles
A month ago I caught Bell’s Palsy. It’s an ailment that makes a side of your face go paralyzed. So for me I couldn’t close my eye so I had to tape it shut at night. My mouth couldn’t cup my morning caffeine, so I had to drink coffee through a straw!
WHOLE FAMILY: Common cold offers some valuable lessons
Oh my word, was I sick recently. Nothing life-threatening, just a common cold. I enjoyed a fever and its companions: chills, aches and hot eyes. Then it morphed into an upper-respiratory infection of some caliber. Hacking, sniffles, sneezing. More hot eyes.
ASK THE SHERIFF: Rethinking how we protect our greatest treasures
After the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting, a lot of questions were focused toward school administrators and law enforcement officials alike, including your sheriff, as to what should be done to protect the children in our schools.
FIT FAMILIES: How to prepare for a medical appointment
For some people, a doctor’s appointment can be a stressful experience. Maybe you’re not feeling your best or you’re preparing to undergo surgery.
RHONDA SCHROCK: Although grown, we can still have the faith of a child
It was a privilege, really, to enter their world. The sight of those squirming 6-year-olds on the story rug was a very bright spot on a cold, wintry day.
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