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There are two sides to tolerance

September 12, 2009 I’m a product of the 60s. Don’t hold it against me. I was a teenager when liberals changed the world. There were hippies in Haight Ashbury espousing drugs and free love. more »»

What’s with these new-fangled cell phones, anyway?

September 12, 2009 Cell phones. They are a fairly new technology, right? Well, that happens to be the case with my pap, as he is part of the “older” crowd of people shifting gears and making the cell phone transition. more »»

Freedom doesn’t come free

September 11, 2009 Today, we mark the eighth anniversary of the attack upon our nation that occurred on Sept. 11, 2001. more »»

It’s called ‘Labor’ Day, not ‘Union’ Day

September 7, 2009 Labor Day is a celebration of the efforts of America’s workers. However, the celebration is hollow for millions of American workers because of compulsory unionism. more »»

Keeping the memory of 9/11

September 2, 2009 A little more than a week from now we will commemorate the events of Sept. 11, 2001. more »»

Van is more than a vehicle

August 21, 2009 As an editor at The Sentinel, I get the chance to read, and sometimes edit, the open line comments the night before they are published. more »»

Be careful what you ‘jokingly’ wish for your child

August 21, 2009 I’ll be the first one to admit this, but I never thought my daughter would be walking at 9 months old. Not more than two and a half months ago, she was learning to craw. more »»

Marcellus Shale vital for state

August 20, 2009 Pennsylvania’s economy, especially in the seventeen rural counties I represent, has been hit hard by the recent economic downturn. more »»

The side of Reno that I got to see

August 19, 2009 I became personally acquainted with Reno Thomas less than a decade ago, when I was asked to write a story about a project he was working on to benefit the rescuers cleaning up lower Manhattan a few... more »»

Vacation anything but Vacation anything but splendid

August 7, 2009 A trip to the beach can be relaxing and very refreshing. Vacations, for most vacation-goers are highly anticipated, and once they arrive — they are full of surprises and make lasting memories. more »»

Cardboard castles and much more

July 31, 2009 Moving all of your belongings to another location — especially if it’s three hours away — is never an easy task. more »»

VA reopening health care to vets

July 29, 2009 The Department of Veterans Affairs is poised to welcome nearly 266,000 more veterans into its medical centers and clinics across the country by expanding access to health care enrollment for certain... more »»

Lifestyles of the not-so-thrifty

July 25, 2009 My Pap Pennington is one of the wisest people I know. more »»

When it rains it pours

July 17, 2009 It had rained the night before, and I’m talking a heavy, steady stream of rain had just released itself from the sky above. more »»

Thoughtless act hurts many

July 10, 2009 This past week, I received some unfortunate news from an unlikely source. Wanda Dolin is a Reedsville woman with whom I had a previous interview about her beloved Frank the Yardman. more »»

Remember the value of independence

July 6, 2009 The Fourth of July holiday has come and gone, but I’m still thinking about it. Why? For many, the holiday includes celebrations of the red, white and blue, family picnics, barbecues and fireworks. more »»

Inspiration found on billboard

July 3, 2009 Yesterday, I had one of the craziest mornings of my life; and I’m not talking like “wake up on the wrong side of the bed crazy.” But it sure is funny how things have a way of working out. more »»

Worry doesn’t help you sleep

June 26, 2009 I’ve heard that “money is the root of all evil,” but when you are lying awake on your bed completely unaware of the time, listening to the soft hum of the ceiling fan above and drenched in sweat at... more »»

Best dad doesn’t have to be yours

June 19, 2009 Happy Father’s Day, Christopher, our fourth. more »»

The ‘Material’ side of childhood

June 12, 2009 Madonna turned the term “Material Girl” into a memorable household phrase in 1984 — the year I was born. I have to admit, the song is that darn good that it’s still catchy. But in real life, a.k.a. more »»



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