Little League teaches fundamentals of very important life lessons
“What is it with kids these days?” Has every single generation before us said that exact same thing about their own kids? I’m wondering because I find myself saying that very thing now.
Outside the Box: Celebrate your body in this pursuit to wellness
When I was a college student, I would often leave my apartment and go for a 12-mile run for fun, to unwind after a tough class or a long week. I would swim two hours nearly every evening, conjugating French verbs or writing a story in my head as I ticked off laps like a metronome.
Commissioners’ parking concern in wake of courthouse changes is baffling
When I heard on the radio recently that the Crawford County commissioners were discussing their concern about of a lack of parking in downtown Meadville, I became incensed. After all, there is abundant parking in various parking garages in town. I think everyone is aware that the parking garage on Market Street has ample space available.
Limiting college football's offense creates clear winners and losers
The rules of college football could soon change to limit teams from snapping the ball until 29 seconds or less remain on the play clock. The rule would handicap quick offenses and benefit teams with deep defenses. What does it mean for fans? That depends on what kind of football you like to watch.
This winter’s feast of cold is equally fortunate
In late December, as we braced for winter’s first real blast, I reported on the benefits of a healthy snow cover. Given temperature readings since, it seems appropriate to follow up with a discussion of how it’s equally fortunate that this winter is dishing out such a feast of cold.
Winter Olympics mystify American sports fans
What's a halfpipe and why would somebody want to slide down one? How do judges score figure skating? Unless you live next to a ski resort, the Winter Olympics sure are hard to love.
Budget speaks to Pennsylvania’s prosperous economic future
The main message in the state budget I presented last week is that Pennsylvania has turned a corner in its journey to prosperity and is now ready to hit full economic stride.
Outside the box: Recent uprising gives Egypt hope for a better future
As a young girl, I dreamed of visiting the land of the Pyramids.
Vatican is in for scolding that is not likely to stop
Not since the period of The Reformation (16th century) has the Vatican been publicly scolded by a secular institution for immorality. Allowing priests who abused children to continue to function in the ministry was the reason given by an office inside the United Nations for a public scolding. This was obviously immoral and following the accusation of immorality came an order for the Vatican to remove all priests who are even suspected of abuse. Then came the U.N. office’s criticism of church teachings on homosexuality, abortion and contraception.
Will Marcus Smart's hoop dreams rebound from confrontation with fan?
Marcus Smart wasn't having the season he imagined when Oklahoma State visited Lubbock last weekend, and everything really came apart with the sophomore guard shoved a loud-mouthed fan. Serving a three-game suspension is the easy part for Smart. Repairing his reputation will be harder.
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