Focus On The Family: Ex-Husband Wants To Stay Involved In Kids’ Lives
10:55 AM - Q: Now that I’m divorced, how can I stay involved with my kids and have a positive influence on them? Legally, I’m only allowed to have them a few days out of each month and my ex-wife is very strict in her interpretation of the court order.
Smart justice begins with smart sentencing
10:36 AM - Local lockups, county jails, state prisons and federal correctional institutions are filled and overflowing across the United Sates. The cost of housing all of the offenders is staggering, especially in this time when many needed social programs for the poor and those with disabilities are...
A Look Back in History: Pa Dutch Kutztown barber shares his wisdom
01:37 PM - Living a comfortable existence in Kutztown, I need only to open my side yard gate to see if Lamar Bailey’s barber shop pole is turning around, to know that I can go down to get a haircut. This red, white and blue traditional symbol has been a welcoming sign on Main Street for decades, serving area...
What’s Cooking with Linda Yuengel: Chocolate and bananas, yum!
03:34 PM - Time for dessert – the best of both worlds, bananna bread and chocolate brownies! Here is a recipe that combines both of these to make an easy, one pan dessert that serves a crowd. This is a moist recipe that is not overpowered by the banana and the chocolate part is not over sweet either.
Sharing isn’t always needed for there to be caring
01:42 PM - I don’t know what it’s like for other cat owners, but for some reason, I end up with the least amount of space on the bed all because of one cat that should not be take up that amount of space.
Indeed, an armed society is a polite society
01:31 PM - To quote in full: “An armed society is a polite society. There are no dangerous weapons. There are only dangerous men.” Robert Heinlein. Mr. Gardner’s commentary titled “An armed society is far from a polite society” about the 2nd Amendment is so full of misinformation that I must respond with some...
Everything I know about life I learned from fishing
01:27 PM - Okay, well maybe not everything, but I’ve definitely learned quite a few life lessons from the innocent pastime of fishing. In fact I learned a few new ones today. Today I had the pleasure of spending the entire day fishing in the mountains with my husband. Perhaps that doesn’t sound appealing to...
Thrivent Financial: Share financial and care inventory with those who need to know
01:55 PM - Each year, thousands of Americans are thrust into the uncomfortable role of making long-term care decisions for their family members. These emotional decisions can create stressful situations for the entire family in addition to being time-consuming and expensive.
A Look Back in History: Two worlds of the Pa Dutch Country merge
12:01 AM - Most recently, when I was driving by Ludwick Funeral Home, in Kutztown, I was surprised by the number of Mennonite Horse and buggies in attendance.
Focus: Dad’s Distance More Damaging Than He Realizes
03:12 PM - Q: My father didn’t offer me much in the way of affection or emotional support, and I’m implementing this same style of fathering with my boy. Though I realize this approach might be softened, I’m convinced it will ultimately make him tough and spur him on to achieve more than he otherwise would.
Coming of age, one red-letter day at a time
04:41 PM - Today was a momentous day. My daughter and I woke up early for a Saturday, ate a hasty breakfast and embarked upon an adventure that most of you will relate to with some level of nostalgia. It’s a big day for a teenager. The moment you qualify for your learner’s permit and can legally begin...
Spirituality, living with eyes open to the world
04:41 PM - Humans mechanically separate spirituality into different components as if can be achieved instead of approaching spirituality as a part of our whole being. We view it like a machine or a computer program. We separate out the physical and the emotional from what we perceive as the spiritual. We then...
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