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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 »»

Enjoy kids while they are young

June 5, 2009 Caps are flying, tears are being shed and children are growing up as another graduation “season” is in full swing. more »»

I smell sweet scent of victory

May 30, 2009 What’s in a name? According to Shakespeare, a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. But then, a rose is different from, let’s say, the name Emma. more »»

White, sharp, different sizes

May 23, 2009 A long time ago, before the thought of having children ever popped into my mind — I was a self proclaimed Facebook stalker. more »»

Ultimate love is the best

May 16, 2009 There are so many things in the this world that can be considered “timeless,” to me it’s hard to pick one single solitary material object. more »»

Saying goodbye is tough but essential for survival

May 1, 2009 Being away from family members is especially tough on the heartstrings. The void you feel is just overwhelming at times. more »»

Help us ‘Remember When’

May 1, 2009 It’s been a little more than two months since the 2009 Juniata Valley edition “I Remember When” was published, and I’m still hearing positive comments about it — mostly from people who want to know... more »»

If you’re happy and you know it ... throw a potato?

April 17, 2009 I have never professed to have a good singing voice, yet I always find myself singing in the shower, singing along to songs on the radio or just making up silly little rhymes here and there. more »»

We find it too convenient to place the blame on others

April 14, 2009 When I was a boy, I feared my father. He was 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighed 200 pounds. He was the strongest man I have ever personally know. more »»

Wanting to be a little kid again

April 11, 2009 No matter how old I get, I will always have fond memories of my pap and all of his crazy antics. more »»

New features now appear in The Sentinel

April 4, 2009 Several new features make their debut in today’s edition of The Sentinel, while the locations of some old favorites have changed. Here’s a rundown to help you navigate through the changes. more »»

The airwaves are a-Twitter

April 2, 2009 Tweet. Tweet, tweet. No, I am not trying out for a part as a bird in an upcoming theater production — I’m using Twitter. more »»

I’m winning the food fight

March 28, 2009 The time is 7:27 a.m. Friday. I awake to the distinct shuffling movements and faint gasping sounds coming from my daughter’s bassinet. Don’t be alarmed, she was perfectly fine. more »»

So what if you are not a good test taker

March 23, 2009 From previous experiences throughout my short lifetime, it has become apparent that this life here on Earth, although short, is chock-full of grand surprises. more »»

Does March really come in like a lion and go out like a lamb?

March 16, 2009 When I found out that Punxsutawney Phil predicted six more weeks of winter, I wasn’t at all shocked. It’s only on rare occasions that this almighty, mind-reading groundhog foresees an early spring. more »»

It takes a village to save the street

March 10, 2009 During the past 18 months, your local public broadcasting station, WPSU, has been in Lewistown and surrounding communities in Mifflin County spreading the message of the importance of literacy to... more »»

 
 
 

 

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