After reading some of the items in last week’s news, I reminded myself again how thankful I am that I am not God, and that God is merciful. After reading some of the police reports, I knew that my judgment would have been instant, probably before the incidents happened, because my anger was …

It was one of those nights when suddenly you are awake, even though the sky is dark except for a few stars, and maybe the moon, shining through the curtains. A quick glance at the clock shows it is only 3 a.m., but the deep sleep I was enjoying decided to go elsewhere for awhile.

I don’t drive Interstate 80 on a regular basis for various reasons. In the winter I think Route 322 is safer for me, especially if I want to slow down a little on icy roads. (I have found as I grow older, my risk taking on icy roads has gotten lower. I’m not sure if there is a mathematical f…

I am often amazed at some of the things that pop into my head from time to time, usually things that I learned in school. I had a lot of really good teachers, and some were outstanding in my opinion, because they dared to go outside the textbook before “thinking outside the box” became popular.

I attended my first Brookville Laurel Festival committee meeting last week and must say the committee is very efficient. Each of the specially themed days has a set chairman who makes the contacts for the various activities going on that day and reports back to the committee as a whole.

Last week the unexpected death of a long-time friend of our family reminded me again how quickly opportunities to do something for others can be taken away from us.

The Brookville Borough Council is making headway with its beautification efforts. Free trash bags will be handed out on April 19 in the Town Square from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to borough residents. The free bags are to aid residents in cleaning up their yards. At the March 4 council meeting, Co…

Last week we published an article about efforts to reform the Brookville Area Business Association, an organization that was once a vital group in promoting Brookville area businesses.

While watching TV the other morning as we were getting ready to start the day, a couple phrases on two different shows really jumped out and started me to thinking.