• Serving Today–And Every Day

    Today, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday is observed by our country. In Verona, the schools are closed. Instead of a do nothing day, why not mark the occasion with an act of service? Verona has always...

    • Posted 1 month ago
    • 0
  • The Best Books I Read In 2018

    I try to never be without a book and with eBooks, I’m reading more than ever. (Not that I don’t like a good solid book in my hand. I do. ) I keep a running list at...

    • Posted 2 months ago
    • 0
  • Merry Christmas Baking

    ‘Twas the day before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, except for one crazy mom. Ok, so I’m no Clement Moore. I’m not a poet, I’m a blogger. And I’m definitely NOT...

    • Posted 2 months ago
    • 0
  • Go For The Light

    The shortest day of the year is here. To be fair it’s the day where daylight is at its nadir. It’s not like this day is not 24 hours long…it is. But the dark outweighs the light....

    • Posted 2 months ago
    • 0
  • Let’s Be Thankful: Adventures In Tofurky

    I am not a vegan or a vegetarian. (Not that there’s anything wrong with that.) I DO have serious protein-based allergies. I know there are plenty of people with egg allergies, but I have only encountered one...

    • Posted 3 months ago
    • 0
  • Let’s Be Frank

    Five years ago I wrote about two wonderful men, both named Frank. The other day I got the sad news that Frank, the crossing guard, had died. It was not unexpected. Frank had retired from his post,...

    • Posted 4 months ago
    • 1
  • Thank You Doctor Cirello

    Dr. Cirello, I’d like to think of myself as a “good” person, so I SHOULD be happy that you are retiring and will now have the time to do what YOU want to do. On the other...

    • Posted 4 months ago
    • 1
  • There Is No THEM

    There is no THEM … there is only US. (Isn’t it fitting that US is also U.S.? UNITED States!) We may have differing opinions. We may have differing beliefs. But we are ALL human beings. (Yes, I’ve...

    • Posted 5 months ago
    • 0
  • Reflecting On Lady Liberty

    Let’s start this off by going to one of my favorite resources, the Merriam-Webster dictionary and defining the word Liberty: 1 : the quality or state of being free: a: the power to do as one pleases  b:freedom from...

    • Posted 8 months ago
    • 2
  • When Did Compassion Go Out Of Style?

    Abraham Lincoln is arguably one of the greatest presidents in our history. During the most difficult of times, he acted with strength, even as he might have felt weak. His famous words, “With malice towards none, with...

    • Posted 8 months ago
    • 0