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The front of the line

April 2, 2016 Did you ever wish you could cut in on a big, long line? Or, jump to the head of the line? If you are a Disney goer, you can sort of do this with a Fast Pass, even though it may take several hours. more »»

You know you’re getting older, part 2

April 1, 2016 I had been thinking (you do that when you’re getting older) about doing another You Know You’re Getting Older column — just toying with the idea. more »»

House Bill 1013 would infringe upon the public’s right to know

March 22, 2016 The Pa. Senate Veteran's Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee is scheduled to hold a voting meeting on House Bill 1310 today at 9:30 a.m. House Bill 1310, authored by Rep. more »»

An amazing thing

March 19, 2016 Read (r?d) v. 1. the act of decoding and encoding symbols. . more »»

You know you’re getting older...

March 18, 2016 Admit it. You’ve browsed through those “getting older” greeting cards and chuckled. You may well have purchased one — or even received on. more »»

An open letter to Gov. Tom Wolf

March 17, 2016 Dear Governor Wolf, I was sitting around a bonfire roasting hot dogs with a group of youth when someone asked the dreaded question: “What’s in these?” As a camp counselor for children ages 7-18, I... more »»

Wolf’s proposed budget aims to close 160 brick-and-mortar charter schools

March 16, 2016 Supporters of public school choice next year will celebrate the 20th anniversary of Pennsylvania’s Charter School Law. more »»

A funny thing happened in the toothpaste aisle

March 5, 2016 When I worked at the state library agency in Georgia, I traveled throughout the state consulting with library directors, Boards of Trustees, Friends groups and library staff. more »»

No habla español

February 27, 2016 There I was, waiting for the elevator to take me down to the staff room to heat my lunch when I overheard (no, I wasn’t eavesdropping) one customer say to another, “I don’t know why the library... more »»

Gov. Wolf has not considered commonsense budget solutions

February 20, 2016 Last week, Governor Wolf claimed that the current $. more »»

My feet hurt and gamma rays

February 20, 2016 Just a few minutes ago my computer dinged, indicating I had a new electronic mail message. more »»

Who shovels what, when?

February 13, 2016 Yes ma’am, I know there are no parking spaces. It’s because of the snow ... Yes, our sidewalks are icy. more »»

A day in the life ...

February 6, 2016 I was really eager about coming to work. I checked my calendar and had only one meeting scheduled for the day. more »»

Kids don’t care how Barbie looks

February 5, 2016 A 5-foot, 9-inch blonde-haired, blue-eyed woman, the queen of Arendelle and a 3-foot-tall pink-haired girl walk into a house. more »»

No, we can’t give tax advice

January 30, 2016 Beginning on or about January 10 of each year my nightly prayers begin with: Dear God, It is tax season AGAI. more »»

To tax or not to tax? That is the question facing Pennsylvania

January 23, 2016 To tax you more or to hold the line on spending? That has been the question before the Pennsylvania Legislature since Go. more »»

Cold morning… chaotic mind …

January 16, 2016 It was a cold, gray, windy morning as I hurried through the Narrows, as always, just a little late, one eye on the speedometer and the other eye watching for my favorite state trooper and his radar... more »»

Governor needs to end budget games

January 15, 2016 I felt compelled to write this in order to clear up any remaining confusion about the 2015-16 state budget, which was signed into law on Dec. 29. That’s right; we have a budget currently in place. more »»

Pa. first lady: We owe it to our kids

January 14, 2016 Last month my husband received a budget from the state legislature that falls woefully short of the commitment we have to properly fund our public schools. more »»

Congress’ recent tax bill a good start

December 29, 2015 Surprisingly, Congress’s $680 billion holiday-season tax deal will bring some cheer to working families and not just to big corporations this year. more »»



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