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The cost of everything from gas to burgers may be rising, but home gardeners growing produce have found a way at least to avoid paying $4 for a pound of tomatoes. Fertilizing those tomatoes — or … more
Almost every trip teaches me something about myself, the world and what not to do next time. Here are three hard-won travel lessons that may help you learn from my mistakes. Cobbling together flights … more
Blessed Giovanni Battista Scalabrini (1839-1905) is to become Saint Giovanni Battista at a future consistory; the end of the formal process for sainthood. more
Our vegetable garden had been planted and the beans and squash had begun to sprout. more
“Lightyear” is what you get when not even beloved animation studio Pixar is trying very hard. It’s no “Toy Story.” more
Galatians 4:7 (NIV) So, you are no longer a slave, but God’s child; and since you are his child, God has made you also an heir In college, I studied the Civil War era and the Reconstruction period … more
A breezy January morning made the mid-30 temperatures feel even chillier. But it was an important day for the young man pushing 30 himself. more
"My kids are getting older, and a backyard deck would be great. I am on a limited budget and want to build it myself but have no idea where to start..." more
“Well gee, there for a minute I had her running pretty good!” On the Pennsylvania Railroad - This area railroad writer simply ran out of time to write another story on the Pennsylvania Railroad … more
“The House Across the Lake” by Riley Sager (Dutton) Casey Fletcher and her husband Len bought a cottage on a remote lake in Vermont as a getaway from their hectic life in New York City. more
Health care bills are about to become far less threatening to the financial well-being of millions of Americans. more
Please indulge me for one article while I write a short letter to my grandson, Jack Reilly, who is graduating from RFA this year. more
Every 10 years or so, whether needed or not, my junk drawer gets cleaned out. It has been more than 10 years. more
Heading towards my plane seat, I was excited for my first of many keynote speaking event trips. Little did I know that this experience would be one that I would share in my presentations. Locating my … more
Oh my GAWWWDDD!   Or something like that is what you’re likely to utter after the first bite of a hunk of house-made fudge from Penny’s Candy Co. at ZEMS Ice Cream and Miniature Golf. more
It would be too easy to compare the “Jurassic World” franchise with a lumbering dinosaur, so let’s just say that the new threequel — “Dominion” — is probably everything you want … more
This simple four-word question is one many of us see daily, at least those who use Facebook. It taunts us every time we load our page to create a post with “what’s on your mind?” more
Attendees of this year’s Coachella music festival have posted viral videos adding up their expenses from the weekend — with costs reaching the thousands for flights, hotels, food, drinks, outfits … more
Teaching children that there is no such thing as a free lunch, that consumption must be balanced with contribution, is essential to the maintenance of a civil society. more
Any day trader can hit a lucky putt now and again. But it takes someone with significant knowledge and experience to achieve long term, consistent success. more
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