Preparing to thrive

Preparing to thrive

In a few days, Lord willing, I will be eligible to join SourcePoint. Thrive after 55! Look out, ping pong tables, here I come! (There are ping pong ta...

January 24th, 2020 |  


The good and the bad

The good and the bad

I have some good news and some bad news.I will start with the one bad news, and then finish with the two that are good news.The bad news, for me, is t...

January 22nd, 2020 |  


Citrus albedo is better than you thought

Citrus albedo is better than you thought

Citrus fruits are among the world’s most popular fruits. Oranges are the king of the juicy orbs. They have grown on orange trees for thousands o...

January 22nd, 2020 |  



Protecting victims of human trafficking

Protecting victims of human trafficking

In January we mark National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month – a reminder that modern-day slavery is all too real, and it’s ...

January 21st, 2020 |  


Beginner’s guide to Orion

Beginner’s guide to Orion

One of the great ironies of the holiday season is that a whole lot of telescopes end up under trees but few of them get used until May. It’s har...

January 21st, 2020 |  


Hand picking field corn at Stratford

Hand picking field corn at Stratford

On Tuesday, Jan. 7, farmhands and gardeners were happy to return after the holidays to volunteer at Stratford Ecological Center on Liberty Road. The d...

January 18th, 2020 |  


More than meets the eye

More than meets the eye

It was 1986, I was 6 years old and obsessed with Transformers. I loved those toys that were more than meets the eye. I had set my heart on obtaining s...

January 17th, 2020 |  


Penalties not harsh enough

Penalties not harsh enough

Various news sources reported Monday that the MLB Commissioner’s Office “Dropped the Hammer,” “Lowered the Boom” or impo...

January 16th, 2020 |  


Watch out for ice this winter

Watch out for ice this winter

As we get older, it seems that gravity plays a very mean trick on us. I have to say that I have never been very sure on my feet, and for the last seve...

January 15th, 2020 |  


Wash diabetes guilt away with water, knowledge

Wash diabetes guilt away with water, knowledge

When some people receive the diagnosis of diabetes, guilt feelings develop. This is a normal reaction. Few people develop diabetes without someone els...

January 15th, 2020 |