Soap Gets in Your Eyes

Not much and everything has changed over four decades of "The Young and the Restless?" But can soap operas survive cell phones?

Take My Breath Away...

A beach house filled with inspirational plaques provokes thoughts about serious things most of us don't expect to encounter on vacation.

On the Right Track

If one train left the station at 2:02 p.m. going 70 mph and the other train left the station at 2:25 going 95 mph, which train would...

I Can Ski Clearly Now

For more than 50 years, I have been a good skier—no Lindsay Vaughn (although I have had injuries}—but good enough to take on just about...

Travel Travail: Coulda Been Worse!

Before last week, the worst travel “disaster” I had experienced, was the airline losing my bags in Paris for five days, which meant...

Andy Warhol & Me

Except that I would wear all black every day if I could, and I love shoes (although I don't design them), I’m not very “Warholian,” as...

What's in a Name?

A new acquaintance mentioned her daughter’s name was Zoe. “Oh, that was my favorite dog’s name,” I said. Her expression suggested she...

A Visit To Gettysburg

My husband, Hal, and I wanted to take our grandkids, Janie and Jake, 12 and 14, on a summer getaway, but with everyone’s busy schedules,...

A Family Across The Sea

In 1991, my family hosted an AFS exchange student from Holland for a year, mostly because we thought our only child, Elizabeth, would...

Splitting Time In Napa Valley

Friends had raved about Northern California’s Napa Valley, so last summer my husband and I deviated from our annual family visit to San...

The Bird’s Song

For many Mt. Lebanon residents, Bird Park is a well-kept secret. For many Mt. Lebanon residents, Bird Park is a well-kept secret. Even...

What Was Once Beautiful

Standing in the middle of the rubble of what was once DePaul Institute just off McNeilly Road in Mt. Lebanon, it is clear that neglect...