Boondock Ramblings

Maybe you should pay attention when a friend starts posting depressed social media updates after all

This weekend a person in our small county killed three of his family members and then himself. He’d been posting depressing cries for help for more than a month on his Facebook account and people who knew him… Read More

My fellow Americans, almost all national media is ‘fake news’ right now

A disclaimer for this post – it is not meant to be political and no, I don’t plan to make this blog one that focuses on such issues in the future. This is just a “one-post” you might… Read More

A new beginning for a small Northeastern Pennsylvania farm

” Don’t worry,” the 14-year-old told me as he climbed in the driver seat of the doorless Ranger all-terrain vehicle. “I’m a better driver than my mom.” He grinned. I knew he was talking about the bumpy, high-speed… Read More

Newspapers: the job that chews you up and spits you out; or trying to remember the good in the midst of a lot of bad

I wouldn’t exactly say my parents encouraged me to go into journalism, but when I decided that would be my major in college, they didn’t fight it – too much anyhow. “It’s a pretty tough job, you know,”… Read More

Favorite blog posts from the week

It’s time for my favorite blog posts from the week. This is the post where I share some of my favorite posts from other bloggers from the current or past week (or so). I’m trying to make it… Read More

There are a few bad things about getting back into reading

In the last several months I’ve cut way back on social media and found myself very lonely. The loneliness sometimes leads to depression, which isn’t good, but what is good is the fact I’m now back into reading… Read More

Why I have gray hair – reason no. 30

I heard it before I saw it and knew at that moment I’d made a mistake letting my 4-year old jump from the couch to the metal barstool we’d never actually used at a bar since we didn’t… Read More

Fully Alive Part 3

For the first part of this work in progress click HERE. For the second part, click HERE. This is a work in process and there will most likely be typos and changes to it in the future. The… Read More

Zooma the Wonder Dog takes over to lift the winter blues

It’s been a while since Mom has let me take over the blog. For those of you who don’t know who I am, I’m Zooma the Wonder Dog and from time to time I like to take over… Read More