Life Deconstructed: Line control is a slippery slope

Life Deconstructed: Line control is a slippery slope

It’s conceited and pathetic, but as I approach the middle of my middle age, I realize I’m running out of anti-aging options of the non-sur...

May 26th, 2016 |  


Phyllis Mundy: Boost funding for home-visiting programs that benefit preschoolers

Phyllis Mundy: Boost funding for home-visiting programs that benefit preschoolers

As a retired state legislator, I know how powerful the voice of the business community is in getting things done in Harrisburg. Legislators on both si...

May 22nd, 2016 |  


Beyond the Byline: The preacher, the polka king and the plumber

Beyond the Byline: The preacher, the polka king and the plumber

So Jack Black is going to play Polka King Jan Lewan in a new movie. Ever since the news broke in March one question keeps popping up.Who’s going...

May 22nd, 2016 |  


Consumer Watchdog: Working some magic to make things right

Consumer Watchdog: Working some magic to make things right

I’ve been writing a lot recently about folks who’ve lost money to scams, con artists and crooks. Today I am happy to report that there are...

May 21st, 2016 |  


Beyond the Byline: Of orange shoes, bucket lists and courage

Beyond the Byline: Of orange shoes, bucket lists and courage

Courage comes in many forms.Webster defines courage as “mental or moral strength to venture, persevere and withstand danger, fear or difficulty....

May 21st, 2016 |  


Zeroing In: Obama’s restroom ‘guidance’ unneeded in area school districts, where commonsense solutions in place

Zeroing In: Obama’s restroom ‘guidance’ unneeded in area school districts, where commonsense solutions in place

Guidance. An innocuous way for the president of the United States to declare, do as I say, or else.President Barack Obama suggested, told, warned, thr...

May 20th, 2016 |  


Joseph Rogan: Let’s finally scrap those teacher rating systems reliant on standardized test scores

Joseph Rogan: Let’s finally scrap those teacher rating systems reliant on standardized test scores

In November 2014, Sheri G. Lederman, a well-regarded, elementary school teacher in New York’s Great Neck Public School District was rated “...

May 19th, 2016 updated: May 19th, 2016. |  


Life Deconstructed: On the highway to hell

Life Deconstructed: On the highway to hell

Any road trip with my husband is an exercise in patience, forced deafness and the fortitude that prevents me from opening the door, flinging myself on...

May 19th, 2016 |  


Beyond the Byline: Tops on my bucket list is not thinking about a bucket list

Beyond the Byline: Tops on my bucket list is not thinking about a bucket list

Thank you.I’m floored at the amount of emails, calls and cards readers have sent since I announced my journey against a (second) bout of cancer....

May 18th, 2016 |  


Beyond the Byline: Family first, unless you’re on deadline

DMEarly in her tenure as managing editor, Dotty Martin called me into her office and had that “I’m going to ask you a serious question fac...

May 15th, 2016 |