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It’s just a matter of years ago nobody had cell phones, tablets or computers, as far as that goes. But times have changed big time. Just recently I had a doctor’s appointment in Commons One in Greensburg. As I sat by the front door waiting for my ride to return to Latrobe, I got an idea. As …

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It’s just a matter of years ago nobody had cell phones, tablets or computers, as far as that goes. But times have changed big time. Just recently I had a doctor’s appointment in Commons One in Greensburg. As I sat by the front door waiting for my ride to return to Latrobe, I got an idea. As people departed, why not offer them a “good day.” So, as they proceeded to exit, I raised my voice exclaiming “Have a nice day.” Read more

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At around age six, I began collecting baseball cards. Almost immediately, I sorted the players on the cards into each of their respective teams and split the teams into American and National leagues. Among the leagues, I alphabetized the team names beginning with “Angels” and ending with “White Sox.” Within teams, I alphabetized the players by last names. Read more

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In the last three weeks or so, I have held conversations with people who always utter similar verbiage. “I don’t watch television because there’s never ever anything good to watch.” It’s almost a laughing matter to me. If these people realized what words were coming out of their mouths, they may think first before blurting out their attitudes concerning what’s being seen now on the flat screen device. Read more

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Emergency preparedness experts recommend that you have a “go bag” and a “stay bin” for disasters: kits with supplies to help you survive a few days if you have to evacuate your home or shelter in place. Preparing your finances for natural disasters is also smart. Having cash on hand, access to credit and the right insurance coverage can help you get through perilous times. Fortifying your home against disasters also can be a good investment. Read more

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Last week I talked about Stevia, a natural sweetener found in many drinks and foods. One I didn’t dwell on but will give attention to today will be dark raw honey. As a past vendor at Latrobe’s Farmers Market, I got to meet many different people from all walks of life. A couple from the area, John and Amanda Harman, sold bee products from their hives. What I learned from them is invaluable. It is something, I believe, everyone should know. Read more

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Whether you call it “The Great Resignation,” “The Great Reshuffle” or just high time for a change, millions of American workers are looking for new jobs — and some have already quit the ones they have. Better pay isn’t necessarily the motivator, labor experts say. Many people are seeking greater flexibility, the ability to work remotely or other nonfinancial benefits. Read more

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My daughter likes to ask me what my name is. I say “Dad.” Pointing to her nose, she asks, “What’s this?” I reply, “Nose.” Then she opens her empty hands and asks, “What am I holding?” to which I say, “Nothing.” Putting my answers together, she says, “See? Dad knows nothing.” She’s four. Read more

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The day was Sept. 11, 2021. I had sprung out of bed a good one-half hour than I should have for I was aware the repairman from Xfinity was due any moment and I didn’t want to be caught being out of it in my dreamland of who knows where. Waking to the hour of 8:15 a.m., I sprung out of the sack, pulled on some clothes, did the usual bathroom stuff, then sat and waited. All I knew was he was expected to arrive between 8 and 10 a.m. That’s all. Read more

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Restaurant menus have gone through a rapid evolution over the past few years. Gone are the doorstop-thick novels at places like The Cheesecake Factory; they’ve been replaced with QR codes so we can scroll through appetizers and entrees on our smartphones. Although many paper menus have been replaced with digital devices, ridiculous restaurant terms — or what is known as “restaurantese” — abides. It’s time to unpack some of these nonsensical terms. Read more

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Derry Prebyterian Church will have a booth during Derry’s Railroad Days, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 18-19. The church will be selling $10 discount coupon booklets. The booklets include local restaurants and other establishments in Derry, Latrobe and Greensburg areas. Some of the places include McDonald’s, Round House Pizza, Subway, Burger King and Taco Bell. A reusable coupon panel includes discounts at places like Advance Auto Parts and Dunham’s. The coupons are good until Dec. 31, 2022. A list will be available at the booth. So, come out and support the Derry Presbyterian Church and enjoy the day. Read more

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I’ve been getting into native perennial gardening this year. Of all the plants I’m growing, I love milkweed the most. Seventy-three species of native milkweeds grow in the United States, and these plants are the exclusive host plants for monarch butterflies. When people hear “milkweed,” they think of something ugly and undesirable. In an effort to rebrand milkweed, I think we should start calling it “butterfly happy plant.” It could work! Read more

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One of my favorite subjects to observe is behavior patterns. Ever since I received higher education courses in college where I received a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology, I have often wondered what makes people tick and why they act the way they do. Read more

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Ever since a man, riding his bicycle, possibly in his 20’s, T-boned my scooter April 1, while as I was traveling along the sidewalk on Ligonier Street near Gertrude Street here in Latrobe, has the collision caused nerves in my head and neck to sound off, letting me know he injured me in some form or fashion. Read more

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The real estate market is white-hot right now. As soon as a property hits Zillow, the listing agent enjoys a bidding war above the asking price. In fact, someone stopped by to inquire about the Little Tikes house in our backyard. I had to break the news to the curious couple that our plastic, 20 square foot tiny house property is already under contract and pending inspection. After all, the house’s plastic countertops are so easy to clean. Read more

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While most people were browsing the stations looking to view the Olympics Friday evening, July 20, I was doing the same thing for one exception. Everyone else, I assume, found the game he wished to view. I, on the other hand, ended up watching a program on WQED, Channel 13, that held my interest more so than the long-awaited games, believe it or not. Read more

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We all know the difference between a “whole” and a “hole.” Entire doughnuts and bagels have both! For most things, if they get a hole, they’re not whole. This happens to me all the time with my socks (darn it!). I’ve always thought that “whole” milk must feel superior to other milks. It’s got to be looking down its nose at the other milks: I’m the best there is — I’m whole. Read more

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