Sunday, June 25, 2017

In Memory of David Bachner

So much has been written about David Bachner in the past few weeks, so many tears have been shed at the sudden and shocking death of the 18-year-old baseball...

The Dreaded Junior Year

There is something so peaceful about summer days, the way the days and nights blend into one another and stretch out into one week and the next. I feel...

My Michael Jackson

I know we’ve all been inundated with Michael Jackson (from one of my own children: “I loved his music, but all this media hype over his death is ridiculous”),...

In France We Speak … English?

People say that being away glorifies being at home; you don’t really appreciate it until you’ve had to live without it. Well, after being away at school and then...

Into to European Culture

People say that being away glorifies being at home; you don’t really appreciate it until you’ve had to live without it. Well, after being away at school and then...

Managing Juvenile Diabetes

Living with a chronic disease is challenging enough for anyone, but even more so when you are an active 12-year-old boy. Five years after his diagnosis, however, Jake Fine...

Join NAMI This Saturday

The pictures in the family albums show Kenny Baker as a golden-haired, laughing child with bright, blue eyes. More recently, he was still transitioning through those adolescent years, but...

The Flip Side of Parenthood

There are many words that describe the upside of parenthood — joy, pride, love. And then there is the flip side — worry, fear, and sometimes, sheer terror. These...

Life As A Snowstorm

There's nothing like a March snowstorm — and the biggest one of the season, to boot — to remind us to expect the unexpected. Just when I was...

Being A Student Again

I love the recent story about the 94-year-old great-grandmother leading four generations of her family in jumping out of an airplane over central Florida — seems sky-diving is a...

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Lawrence Girl Scouts teach the art of healthy food to earn Silver Award

Lawrence residents Kelli Collins, Kaitlyn Maloney and Nicole Seeburger created placemats that promote healthy eating to earn the Girl Scout Silver Award.