Embracing the gray and musing over cocktail weenies

Greetings and Sallytations! I ‘ve been fighting gray hair for far too many years. I’ve done the highlights, lowlights, box dye-jobs, you name it. You can cover stubborn gray, but it only lasts for about six weeks and then the root show starts over again. A n average color process can range from $60 to $120 depending on where you […]

Out of the Blue

“( I) decided to enjoy the Olympics, rewrite my story and write a pretty epic one as a team.” –John Shuster

T he phrase “nothing to lose” comes to mind. It looked like the same old story for John Shuster and the U.S. men’s curling team at the Winter Olympics. A fter a downer of a day during which they lost back-to-back games to Norway and Japan at Gangneung Curling Center, Team Shuster looked destined to disappoint again. With a record […]


Struggles shape us: Only look back to see how far you’ve come

Brooke’s life changed her freshman year of high school when she was involved in a skiing accident that severely injured her hip and put her on crutches. At the time she was a three-sport athlete, who was solely driven by sports and being active. She enjoyed downhill skiing, tennis and had joined the swim team. When the injury started her […]


LEO (July 23 to August 22) Your Lion’s heart gives you the courage to push for answers to a job-related situation. Stay with it. You’ll soon find more believers coming out the ranks of the doubters. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Your curiosity pays off this week as you push past the gossip to find the facts. What you […]

Why knot get a massage?

Are you feeling knotty these days? Do you feel tight and bound up, restricted in movement? It’s an excellent reason to get a massage. I t’s amazing what a knot can do to your body. The pain and discomfort it can cause within you, both physically and mentally, can be disturbing. It is like the knot is wreaking havoc within […]


A chef in the house and spring in the air

Greetings and Sallytations! Well, I mentioned a few Valentine gift ideas to my husband in last week’s column. Get this – he didn’t read it. He swore my column was not in the paper!? So without reading it, he was on his own. Drum roll. He bought me a dozen beautiful red roses, a bottle of Zing Zang Bloody Mary […]

Out of the Blue

“Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.”

Eight years ago, I poked mild fun at our neighbors to the north after Canada slipped past the U.S. in overtime in the gold medal game in Vancouver at the 2010 Winter Olympics. They haven’t allowed me into their country since. I’m kidding, sort of. I haven’t tried to visit Canada in years, though she’s a beautiful place. Now they […]

The Long Line

Life’s an adventure: People to meet and lessons to learn

T his month marks two years since I began writing The Long Line. At the time, I had no idea the crazy journey this column would take me on. It was just a spontaneous idea I thought I would try. My main goal at the time was to have an outlet for my writing, to encourage others to get outside, […]


LEO (July 23 to August 22) You’re tempted by an offer that seems close to what you’ve been looking for. But before you pounce on it, see if you can coax out some added perks to sweeten the deal. VIRGO (A September 22) Your efforts to settle a volatile situation should prove successful. Now could be a good time to […]

Don’t respond with anger: Learning to deal with conflict

 We live in a society that praises the act of being petty. We are taught that treating others wrong is okay if they treated us that way first. I have tried living with that ideology, but in the end it never works. Hurting others back has never h… Please register for a free account or log in below to access […]

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