Sunday, December 8, 2019

A Bright Spot In February

This is the time of year you wish would hurry up and be over — gray skies, bitter cold, and relative isolation can breed a mood of melancholy, even...

These Girls Rock the Sciences

There has been considerable hand-wringing of late about the dismal state of science and technology education in America’s public schools and the performance — or lack thereof — of...

Wisdoom Teeth Wisdom

“It’s my winter break and I’m supposed to be de-stressing from freshman finals; please don’t do this to me,” I begged. But my cruel mother would not listen. My...

Silence Is Golden

It started with a phone call while we were on vacation. It was from our home security company. “We’re getting a low battery signal from your smoke alarms, m’am.”While...

Sticky Parenting Situations, The Book

Parenting is so often a fly-by the seat of your pants adventure; it’s the most important job in the world and yet, there is no experience necessary — you...

If not me, then who?

When Travis Manion and his best friend went to a pizza place in their hometown in Pennsylvania, the pizza man refused to look up when that friend asked for...

Of Men And Penn State

After years of vowing to see a Penn State game, Will and I finally saw our first one this year, making the four-hour road trip to Happy Valley with...

How Fast They Grow

There are many surefire indicators that your baby is growing up — that he’s at least a couple of inches taller than you is the least of it. It’s...

Beware Your Surroundings

This past Sunday evening, my friends and I were strolling in Manhattan’s East Village. We were laughing on the way to dinner, and it was just getting dark. Out...

Thankfully Insured

Almost 50 million people in America are said to be uninsured and over these past couple of weeks, I have discovered how grateful I am not to be one...

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Ewing High School grad stars as a Rockette in Christmas Spectacular

Dancing has been in 27-year-old Mara Ranson’s DNA for a long time. She grew up training at Ewing’s Body Language Dance Center, studied dance at the University of the Arts and performed in musicals at regional theaters across the country.