I am fortunate.
My father is still alive at age 84 and in relatively good health.
I still call him “Daddy.”
I learned a lot from my dad. I learned how to cut the grass, take out the trash, spackle, install insulation and drywall, paint, garden and bathe and groom our dog.
We would sit together as a family in front of the television to watch “The Ed Sullivan Show,” “Sonny and Cher” and “Jacques Cousteau” and many other shows.
The President tweeted this week, “Despite the negative press covfefe.” What do you think he meant by the term “covfefe?”
I am having a hard time watching television these days, and I suspect many are in the same situation. The Hallmark Channel has now become my “go to” station.
To me, it seems we have lost our sense of trust, decency, manners and security.
Recently, this is just some of what we have been exposed to:
•A comedian holding an inappropriate image of our president
•People physically removed from planes, because of overbooking
•Concert-goers, travelers and people attempting to enjoy their lives hurt or killed by ISIS
In Bethlehem, two members of City Council have proposed strong comprehensive ethics legislation for elected and public officials. How important do you think laws like this are to insure these officials conduct themselves properly?
The term ‘news media’ can mean a lot of different things these days, but at the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association, the news media that we work with are Pennsylvania’s newspapers and online-only news publications.
The Pennsylvania Senate Education Committee recently approved Senate Bill 383, sponsored by Sen. Don White, R-41st, of Indiana County.
This bill, which would allow school directors to establish a policy for allowing personnel access to firearms in school buildings or on school grounds, would amend the Public School Code of 1949.
Senate Bill 383, which passed the committee with a 9-3 vote, will now go to the full Senate for final approval.
It seems like you can’t look at the news or social media nowadays without reading about email and phone fraud. Scammers will pretend to be just about anybody – utility employees, bank employees, even IRS agents – to try to get hold of your money or your personal information.
It’s enough to make you want to block everyone out. That’s unfortunate, because there are some genuine opportunities out there that can help you save. But sometimes it’s hard to separate them from all the scams and swindles.
With nearly 350 volunteers at the Boutique at the Rink, I explored the following with six of them: What do you get out of volunteering at the Boutique at the Rink cancer fundraising event?