I remember being an “eco-friendly” teen when I was growing up. My friends all thought I was crazy. Now I am finding more and more teens realize that they need to take an active role in helping to ensure there is a planet for their later lives and their children’s and grandchildren’s lives. Jenn Savedge’s… Continue reading Book Review – The Green Teen: The Eco-Friendly Teen’s Guide to Saving the Planet
I know that most of my friends think parenting is something you do with young children. By the time you send them off to college, the job is done. Well, I have found out otherwise. Actually, I always thought otherwise. I have one child who goes to school at the University at Buffalo. I… Continue reading Parenting Long Distance
I am finding that the one issue I wish people had paid more attention to during last year’s presidential election has come blasting to the forefront of foreign policy issues. I also looked at the most recent missile test by North Korea as an ironic event as it took place as Americans were remembering and… Continue reading North Korea
Every year the hamlet of Maine, in upstate New York, holds a Memorial Day parade that begins at Maine Memorial Elementary and ends the Maine Cemetery. The parade is a little over a mile and a quarter and includes Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, fire departments and the Maine Community Band. At the cemetery, there is… Continue reading Memorial Day Parade – Maine, NY
No, I am not talking about a political change of mind. I am talking about those staples of summer that you see on almost every teen foot going – the flip flop. Last Saturday, Old Navy had a dollar flip flop sale. There were a few perimeters – only five pairs per person, only solid… Continue reading The Dollar Flip Flop
I have had fairly steady work through one or two different companies and publications over the past five years or so. I love freelancing but with the economic downturn, it is getting harder to guarantee work or worse, guarantee payment. So, all you freelancers out there, let me ask you a few questions. Do… Continue reading Attention! What do you freelancers do?
In upstate NY, spring could mean a 10-15 inches of snow as much as beautiful sun and temperatures in the 70’s or 80’s. I was reading outside in the sun after a recent spell of great, too close to summer-like weather. I looked up and the clouds were beautiful. Below, some pictures I took on… Continue reading Spring Sun