Oceans Of Fun….or World War I?

Given the whirlwind of a summer my family is experiencing this year, it is a wonder we were able to embark on anything close to what others might recognize as a vacation. But last week we borrowed an inflatable air mattress from friends (stretching the “easily accommodates a family of four” hotel room to hold…
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A Cinderella Story

Baseball, that All-American favorite, continues to attract an abundance of players, spectators and media coverage, both locally and nationally. But though it’s received less notice, there’s a new game in town–soccer–and it’s drawing its own share of dedicated athletes, parents and fans. While the roughly dozen games each of the three (Under12, Under14 and Under17)…
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Warning: This May Be Dangerous To Your (mental) Health

Wouldn’t it be helpful if more things in life came with caveats? Cigarettes and other tobacco products are clearly labeled as being potentially harmful and cancer-causing, and containers of alcohol come with TWO informational exhortations : “(1) According to the Surgeon General, women should not drink alcoholic beverages during pregnancy because of the risk of…
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Absolutely (dis)organized

Few maxims could be truer than “there are no secrets in a small town.” Because my family and I have recently been aiming for a trifecta of stressful life events–a graduation, a death in the immediate family and a house move–we have discovered this in a major way. Although we had told next to no…
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A Mid-summer Night’s Book

While the weather finally seems to be deciding it will cooperate somewhat and behave in a more seasonable fashion, few could credibly argue with the assertion that Summer 2013 was slow to dart out of its starting blocks. With most area schools having closed their doors three weeks ago, it’s about time school-age kids can…
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