Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Don't Blink

Saturday, July 24, 2010

There is a much over used cliché on my mind this week with regard to Pennsylvania although a quick search will find that it is a wise crack in many different states. I can hear the groans already but here goes nothing. Did you know there are two seasons in Pennsylvania? Winter and construction. This past week the latter made me wish for the former although air conditioning in my car makes construction delays a bit more tolerable.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

The one thing about life is that nothing ever stays the same for very long. If that premise is accepted, almost anything is tolerable as long as there is hope. For me it was about 10 months ago that I was laid off from my other job as an IT Manager which led me to months of uncertainty and some anxiety, but it also gave me the invaluable opportunity to spend time with my daughter and bond with her.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Once as a boy a magician took an inflated balloon with a string and held it in front of me. He waved his hand around the balloon stating static electricity has a strange effect on balloons. To illustrate he handed me the balloon, took a piece of note paper and tore it into tiny pieces which he laid on the table.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

As many of my regular readers know, it's been about a month since we painted the deck. And while I didn't mention it at the time, we made one other purchase the day we bought our stain. In the entrance to the store were children's discovery type gardens. They were Sesame Street licensed window gardens. They chose the one that had Elmo and the other which had Ernie and Bert decorations. I believe the first garden was tomatoes and the second was peppers.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

The world is full of wonders from the flight of the bumblebee, something which science says is impossible, to the first time a baby opens its eyes and looks its mother and father in the eye. We lose track of those moments of wonder though as we are trapped more and more in a high paced, high stress society full of innovations that are supposed to make life easier, but are they?

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Sometimes things just do not make sense no matter what we do to attempt to reconcile our minds around a problem or an issue. Other times there are things we notice that stare us right in the face and yet defy logic.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

It was the best of times and it was the worst of times. My week has had its ups and downs to date. The ups have been that we were able to get a good jump on painting the front porch. This of course was my second painting project of the summer. I think the novelty wore off as Kathryn relegated herself to mostly supervising her parents and her grandpapa who wanted to assist us. Of course that was in between rounds of Elmo or Curious George on PBS.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

I hope everyone had a pleasant Memorial Day and paused to remember the brave men and women who sacrificed themselves during wars to defend our country and its principles from all enemies of our freedom. I was happy that one of the ways to honor these patriots as well as the forefathers and foremothers who paved the way for us here in the Panther Valley was to rededicate the Grand Army Cemetery in Summit Hill.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

It's that big weekend that officially opens summer with picnics, parades and festivals as loved ones travel to be with their families to celebrate Memorial Day. While most of us view Memorial Day as a time to spend with loved ones, let's take a moment to remember what Memorial Day is.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Are our dreams simply a window into our subconscious or are they something far more important? Science and its disciplines accept dreams as being a method of communication between our conscious and subconscious minds providing cryptic messages in symbolism that we are free to interpret or not if we can remember them. Yet not everyone sees dreams in this manner. Some people believe dreams are a connection to the thread that binds all humanity together. Others see dreams as a way to access higher levels of consciousness or other planes of existence. Who is right?