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My Sissy

By Lynn Ingram

It was late, I was tired, and I wanted nothing more than to drag my weary body up the stairs and burrow deep under the covers and sleep, sleep, sleep. But there was something in that voice on my answering machine that bespoke a need, an urgency to talk to me, something that pulled at […]

Time with a good book is one of life’s simple pleasures – and I know many of you feel the same. These days, most of the books I read are non-fiction that I pick up to learn more about a specific interest, and I always enjoy these reads. But, May starts the summer reading season, […]

The Bullet by Mary Louise Kelly Caroline Cashion is a brilliant professor of French literature. She is 37 years old and loves her quiet lifestyle. When her wrist starts aching, she goes to the doctor for some routine testing and that is when her life turns upside down. The tests reveal she has a bullet […]

Cousinly Love

By Joan Leotta

On summer Saturday nights in Pittsburgh, in the years before air-conditioning, we often ate dinner at Aunt Mary’s house on Callowhill Street. I always chose to sit next to my cousin Diane. Older than me by four years she was my idol – smart, beautiful and, well, my idol. She was my best friend. She […]

Have you ever woken up with a crick in your neck or felt excruciating pain in your back throughout the day? Do you suffer from tension headaches or migraines? Is arthritis keeping you from the activities you love? How well are you sleeping at night? All of these issues have one thing in common – […]

My Middle Child

By Catherine A. MacKenzie

I was a horrible mother in April 1980 after the birth of my second child, Matthew, the only planned child of my three. I didn’t want to see him; I didn’t want to hold him. Why? Because his name was to have been Melissa. I hadn’t wanted more children after the birth of my first […]

I love to travel. Before becoming the proud parent of three darling cherubs everyone said to me, “Enjoy traveling now because once you have kids you won’t be able to do it anymore.” Well, I proved all the naysayers wrong by hopping on that plane with three kids in tow, sometimes internationally. I didn’t let their age […]

One of my greatest joys is to lose myself for a few hours in a world created by one of my favorite writers – and one of those writers is the lovely Karen White. I spent a very pleasant half hour talking with Karen who graciously agreed to share a little about her writing with […]

While Memorial Day has become synonymous with the beginning of the summer season and all the fun to be had over the next three months, it actually has a much more solemn purpose. Here are a few things you could do this Memorial Day to honor the true meaning of the day. 1. Wear or […]

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