Crown Hill Mystery Book Presentation

SEARCHING FOR A MYSTERY BOOK PROGRAM TO TINGLE THE SENSES? “Christina Abt has put to words what many of us have felt about our homes, that there is life imbued in the walls, capturing the love and fears of generations while projecting strength and peace to those moving through the rooms. Crown Hill is a […]

The Rest of the Buffalo Bills Season Ticket Story

On a cold, snowy Monday in 1960—- February 8th to be exact—, the newly-formed American Football Franchise Buffalo Bills began selling tickets for their inaugural season. Using promos ranging from, “prime seat choices” to “business tax deductions”, the Bills racked up more than 3,000 season ticket sales in that first year. More than half a […]

Life As It Should Be Lived

Like all of us connected through the World Wide Web, I receive a lot of e-mails. Every day I sort through a host of funny pictures, ribald jokes and forwarded chain letters that I read, enjoy, and summarily delete. Yet every once in a while I receive an e-mail of significance—a collection of words important […]

Quote of the Day 8.24.15

“Life is a house with millions of doors.Here is a good strategy of life: Open the doors as you can, open as much as possible, open the doors!”                 ― Mehmet Murat ildan, Turkish Playwright  

The Doors of Life

A recent acquaintance and I have taken up a lovely habit of writing emails to each other. The electronic correspondence began as a professional exchange and has since morphed into a sharing of thoughts and ideas with no rhyme or reason, yet always intriguing slices of life. The latest email from this acquaintance delivered a brief […]

Dreams, Wishes and Magic

The first book that I remember wanting to read again as soon as I turned the final page was Margaret Mitchell’s epic, “Gone With The Wind”. I had purchased a paperback version of the sweeping historical classic at a school book fair. To this day I have no idea why. I didn’t come from a […]

Quote of the Day 8.11.15

“You must go after your wish. As soon as you start to pursue a dream, your life wakes up and everything has meaning.” ~Barbara Sher, author and motivational speaker  

My Father’s Gift

He was my father, but I hardly knew him. Don’t get me wrong. He was around when I was growing up. He got up early every weekday morning to take two buses to his job in the steel mill. He came home late every night smelling of the sulfur residue that defined his grimy foundry […]

Quote of the Day, Father’s Day 6.21.15

“A father’s tears and fears are unseen, his love is unexpressed, but his care and protection remains as a pillar of strength throughout our lives.”   ― author, Ama H.Vanniarachchy

An Underappreciated Source of Happiness

I am an only child. I share that because I believe my solo growing up experience created one of my greatest life fears—that of being alone. As a latch-key kid of working parents I was alone quite often. Truthfully, it was disorienting. Fortunately I lived in a neighborhood loaded with kids and later became highly involved […]

Quote of the Day 6.9.15

“What a lovely surprise to finally discover how unlonely being alone can be”.—Ellen Burstyn, Academy Award Winning Actress

Road Signs For Life

Last season’s cold, cruel winter left pothole disasters on pretty much all the roads in my community. As a result, municipal repair crews seem to be tearing up, patching and repaving every blacktopped driving surface on which I drive, from back roads to major highways. Part and parcel of such work are the cautionary signs posted alongside the […]