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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 »»

Budget impasse justifies worries at area libraries

December 26, 2015 I am, by nature, a worrier and fretter. I worry about things I think I cannot change. I fret about decisions that are, somewhat, in my control. more »»

Open Line

December 26, 2015 Editor’s note: Comments published in the Open Line reflect the views of the caller, and not The Sentinel. more »»

The best presents

December 19, 2015 Books, as well as newspaper and magazine subscriptions make the BEST presents! And here is how I know this to be the truth. more »»

Dear Santa

December 12, 2015 The staff of the Mifflin and Juniata county libraries have been very good boys and girls this year ... well, most of us have been good ... OK, some of us have been good .. more »»

Balance must be struck between national security and compassion

December 11, 2015 A photo of a little boy lying face down on a Turkish beach. His cheek resting against the sand as if he were sleeping, except for the waves rushing to meet him. more »»

The lasting effects of December 7, 1941

December 7, 2015 I miss a man I never met. Howard Keniston. He had two sons. He lost two sons. On the USS Arizona on December 7, 1941—a day that shall indeed “forever live in infamy. more »»

Why don’t you ...

December 5, 2015 I (mostly) love it when someone appears in my office door and wants to help me do my job and/or make a suggestion about how the library can better serve the community. more »»

Thanks for life’s many blessings

November 28, 2015 As November comes to an end, and we rush forth into the holiday season, I hope I continue to be thankful each day for life’s many blessings. more »»

This Thanksgiving, remember the good times in our history

November 24, 2015 An Ohio farm girl’s 1895 ride over a mountain is a metaphor for why we’re thankful for being Americans. more »»

Thankful again

November 14, 2015 Last week, I said, “It’s never too late to say thank yo. more »»

Affordable living through energy efficiency

November 14, 2015 The housing market is gaining momentum. Mifflin County last year issued its most building permits since 2010. An increase in construction is not only good news for the economy. more »»

A day late?

November 7, 2015 Sometimes, I feel like I am a day late and a dollar short. Sunday, Nov. 1 an interesting post appeared in my Facebook newsfeed. more »»



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