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A birthday love letter for a special person

March 14, 2010 Exactly 44 years and three days ago, my husband Kerry was born. more »»

Recent friends’ break-ins prompt safety advice

March 7, 2010 This space is generally reserved for a few purposes: to offer comfort, to entertain, to amuse, or to lift spirits. more »»

Weekend getaway offers a taste of summer

February 28, 2010 I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I love Cedar Point. more »»

Reflections on Lent ... and bulletin bloopers

February 21, 2010 As you may know, right now we Christians are at the beginning of a season of introspection and sacrifice known as Lent. more »»

Remembering our heroes this Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2010 Here it is, Valentine’s Day 2010. Naturally, I feel so fortunate to have two very special Valentines: my husband of nearly 15 years, Kerry and our darling 10-year-old son Kyle. more »»

The funny — and wise — things kids say

February 7, 2010 There was a television show in the 1940s — and then a similar one the 1990s — about the funny things kids say. We all know it’s true; children do say really funny stuff. more »»

Trying to shake off the Winter Blues

January 31, 2010 I don’t know about you, but for me, the Winter Blues have really taken hold by this point. Hmm. more »»

Words of wisdom from elementary schoolers

January 24, 2010 You know, when I first approached the editors of the Tribune Chronicle with the idea for my column, I pled my case quite simply. more »»

Looking forward to a less angry 2010

January 17, 2010 Is it just me or are we a very angry lot these days? I mean, I know that January is a favorite month to very few of us and the gloom of winter can be depressing but seriously, people, what is up wit... more »»

Some words of wisdom for the new year

January 10, 2010 I often mention my appreciation of feedback from readers of this space in, you know, this space. more »»

Get your halos straight for the new year

January 3, 2010 Well, here we are. A new month, a new year, a new decade. So far, it feels pretty much like 2009. more »»

Reflecting on the true meaning of Christmas

December 27, 2009 Well, friends, it’s better late than never. Here’s this year’s Patty-ized version of Clement Moore’s classic “’Twas the Night before Christmas. more »»

Daring to wish a ‘Merry Christmas’

December 20, 2009 I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, merry Christmas. Yes, friends, ‘tis the season once again for the great debate. No, no, not the House and Senate health care reform sort. more »»

Poem reminds us to remember armed forces

December 15, 2009 One of the best things about being a columnist is the response you receive from readers. Sometimes it’s criticism, sometimes it’s praise. more »»

Poem reminds us to remember armed forces

December 13, 2009 One of the best things about being a columnist is the response you receive from readers. Sometimes it’s criticism, sometimes it’s praise. more »»

Please, stop trying to get rid of God

December 6, 2009 I’d like to thank the good Lord for my greatest blessing, who came to me exactly 10 years ago today. Happy birthday, Kyle! I am a polite person. Really, trul. more »»

This year, I?am thankful for hand sanitizer

November 29, 2009 As we reflect on the things for which we are most grateful this holiday weekend, I’d be remiss in not sharing some of mine. more »»

At Thanksgiving, contemplating the power of prayer

November 22, 2009 I just won the lottery. Just wanted you to know that I am now rich beyond all imagination. more »»

Flu debate nothing to sneeze at

November 15, 2009 You can scarcely open a newspaper, look at a Web site, listen to a radio or television news broadcast, or even pass by a stranger on the street without hearing some deeply entrenched diatribe about... more »»

Dealing with that dreaded topic: Is Santa real?

November 8, 2009 As we edge into serious consideration for the fast-approaching winter holidays, I thought I would relay a like-themed anecdote from Casa Kimerer to you all. more »»



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