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My older daughter is working on a certificate in nutritional health counseling and suggested a book to me and my husband called the “The 5 Love Languages” by Gary Chapman. The book talks about how people often have different ways they … more
The “historic” election of 2016 is over. I use these quotation marks only because in truth every election is historic, every new president makes history, every new Congress will leave its mark on us as a country and as individuals. As we move … more
I strongly urge state legislators to support legislation being introduced in the Senate and House that would add nuclear energy as a qualifying resource to Pennsylvania’s Alternative Energy … more
As a result of the transportation funding legislation (Act 89 of 2013) signed into law last year, Gov. Tom Corbett recently announced 39 rail freight improvement projects that will help sustain nearly 34,000 jobs across Pennsylvania. These projects … more
“Thar she blows, Cap’n.”  If that sounds like something from “Moby Dick” by Herman Melville, your thoughts are headed in the right direction. Of course, if you were “educated” in today’s public school system you probably … more
Thank goodness the tedious presidential campaign is over. It was enough to put a caffeine freak into a coma. more
America spends twice as much on health care as its peers in the developed world yet fares worse on a range of health indicators, including life expectancy and infant mortality. That’s the … more
Public resources and political activity are like oil and water — they don’t mix.That’s what we’re told, but the truth might surprise you.Because of a legal carveout for … more
It took five weeks and a total of 16,130 miles for our round trip from Cuenca, Ecuador, to Romania. Traveling would be great if Scotty could just “beam us up.” As it is, going vast … more
During my travels throughout the 48th Senate District, I hear a persistent drumbeat: “Eliminate school property taxes.” Not partial elimination or reduced school property taxes — total … more
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