Why Did The Turtle Cross The Ocean County Road? (Not a joke)
We need to be on the lookout for turtles where we don't usually see them. The reason they are out and about right now is that males are looking for females. And females are looking for places to lay their eggs.
Enjoying Live Music and a Good Meal at the Same Time
Are there any Jersey Shore restaurants that currently feature strolling musicians? And where do you like to go to hear any kind of live music while you're eating dinner, even the non strolling kind?
If You’re Struggling and Thinking of Suicide Please Read This and Share
If you are ever thinking about committing suicide, call the national suicide hotline at 1-800-273-8255.
It's CPR Week So Here's Some Life-Saving Information
Here are links for where you can get CPR training in Ocean County and how you can get free apps on your phone so you can know what to do in case of a medical emergency.
Exploring Non-College Options for Ocean County Students
For reasons that we may never understand, college just doesn't fit every student. In those cases, what's a parent to do?
We Won't See Bathing Suits in A.C. Pageant Anymore
The Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City is doing away with the swimsuit competition. Do you think this is a positive move?
Should Phone Cameras Be Banned at Shows?
At a concert last night I'd say about one third of the audience was using their phones to shoot video. I looked around the crowd and saw a sea of blue lights. By contrast, a show I saw a week ago had a strict "No-Device" rule. Nobody was allowed to take photos or shoot video.
Like Your Donut Topped or Filled (or Both?)
If given a choice of a donut with trendy toppings or a classic greasy donut with jelly on the inside, I'm taking the filled jelly donut.
How Did We Know What To Do Before The Internet?
I turn to the internet when I need a quick answer, or if I want to get some advice or instructions. What sites do you rely on?
The TV Show That I Thought Was Good for our Divided Country
Roseanne's show reflected what's going on in families around the country. Politics are divisive. Siblings are disagreeing. The episodes gave voice to people like you and me and helped us understand the perspective of the other side. So how about the cast and crew stay on the job? They…
It's a Nifty Invention that Took Me a Long Time to Try
I had heard that these magic ovens clean by getting to a ridiculously high temperature. Something about the appliance heating to about 900 degrees made me uncomfortable. I admit, I was afraid it would explode and burn my house down.
Relaxing at Home this Memorial Weekend
I'm envisioning sitting in my backyard, surrounded by trees, listening to birds, and feeling the breeze as I do some reading. And when the showers come, I'll move inside to where my couch and TV are. There's a DVR full of shows that I'd like to watch guilt-free.
Have you ever found a baby bird?
I noticed a little bird just sitting there on my steps. It was kind of tucked in the corner. Was it injured? Did it fall out of its nest? Was it abandoned?
Parents Get Grown Son Evicted
If I suspected my child was being lazy or irresponsible I probably WOULD charge rent and set some house rules about chores and bills. What are YOUR thoughts about adult children moving in with parents?
Thanks to those who came to the rescue
EMS responders work under stressful conditions and often in some very difficult environments. And what blows my mind is that many emergency workers are volunteers!
I Really Could Have Used a Coffee While Driving
Where would your PERFECT location be for your local favorite convenience store? If a Wawa, 7-11, or QuickChek could magically be plopped into place, where would you put it?
So much good coming from one man's donations
Reading about the Australian man they call "The Man With The Golden Arm," I'm inspired to donate blood now. I'm ashamed to admit I've never done it.
Helping Teens Talk Through Their Troubles in Ocean County
Because it's Mental Health Awareness Month, I am posting this blog with hopes that you might tap into some of the helpful resources that are available. Ocean Mental Health Services is one local place you can contact. And did you know there are a number of Support Groups in Ocean County, speci…
Any Close Encounters of the Wildlife Kind?
When my dog, Taylor, discovered a family of groundhogs in HER backyard, she made quite a scene. Barking, howling, and "Aroooooo"ing until the critters all scurried away.
A message for those who felt left out on Mothers Day
Women can be positive role models whether they birthed a child or not. Not having any kids of my own, I like to think I've helped guide and support the children who have been in my life at various stages.