May 18, 2013 in Pine Journal
“Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.” Thomas Jefferson
May 11, 2013 in Pine Journal
I’ve been on the job for more than 21 years, without a day off for longevity, illness, endurance or good behavior. I’m not complaining. I wouldn’t want a day off. Not a whole day, anyway. Although I do appreciate 10 minutes under a hot shower within the solitary confines of my bathroom each morning.
May 4, 2013 in Pine Journal
The amazing April of 2013 is over, but not forgotten. Statistics from such a record-setting 30 days will last for years and continue to remind us of the month that gave us more snow (50.8 inches) than had fallen in the previous entire winter of 2011-12 (49.1 inches).
May 1, 2013 in Pine Journal
I suddenly saw something whiz past out the corner of my eye. I wheeled in that direction and much to my surprise, I spotted a butterfly. A butterfly only one day after the snow had fallen so thickly we could hardly navigate!
April 28, 2013 in Pine Journal
Imagine this scenario: You are recovering from a cold or the flu when a hacking cough develops. You think perhaps you have acute bronchitis, but then wonder whether it may be pneumonia. These two conditions may have similar symptoms, but they require different treatments and often a diagnosis from a doctor.
April 27, 2013 in Pine Journal
It started with a little breeze, then grew into a bigger wind. At first, the snowflakes were small. They just kept coming until we had a genuine blizzard in April. Continue Reading
April 24, 2013 in Pine Journal
I used to be afraid.
I feared many things: snakes, spiders, (lions, tigers and bears), the dark, being alone, writing, people not liking me, war, a car wreck, strangers, the monster under my bed and bad things happening to good people to name just a few. Continue Reading