Recent Posts

images

Going Green

, , 1 Comment

I’ve always hated St. Patrick’s Day. Growing up in a small, parochial, predominantly Irish town, St. Patrick’s Day and its parades and festivities, its raucous, prideful celebration of cultural heritage underscored my feelings of ethnic…

Read Post →

images

It’s Hard to Be Healthy Without Healthy Water

, , Comment Closed

On the 4th anniversary of Let’s Move!—Michelle Obama’s initiative to stamp out childhood obesity—this week, journalists and bloggers were invited to a conference call with Sam Kass, executive director of the program. Kass gave an encouraging report….

Read Post →

Source: Reuters

In Defense of Figure Skating

, , Comment Closed

For me, Russian figure skater Adelina Sotnikova was the clear winner of the Olympic Individual Ladies free skate on February 20th. In awarding her gold, I believe the judges got it right, and the cacophony of…

Read Post →

images

Beyond My Writing Comfort Zone

, , 1 Comment

As a writer, I don’t happen upon many opportunities for serious journalism. My writing career has been focused on entertainment, health, lifestyles, travel, the occasional didactic business assignment. Lately, I feel the Universe urging me…

Read Post →

balochistan-district-maps

Peace, Everywhere

, , 2 Comments

My earliest childhood memories are watching the Evening News with my father, horrified by the images from Vietnam: a reporter standing in   a burned out field, surrounded by tanks, giving updates on POWs, injuries,…

Read Post →

thank you

Thank You

, , 3 Comments

“If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough.” ―Meister Eckhart I woke up this morning to snow flurries dusting my hometown, Scranton, Pennsylvania, feeling grateful. Feeling grateful for feeling grateful….

Read Post →