The official end of the Focus Party

Editor’s note: My sister and I owned the same kind of car for a long time. We each had a Ford Focus – mine tan and hers gray – that we nicknamed Mary-Kate and Ashley, because, as children of the 90s, those were the most popular twins we could think of to name our carsContinue reading “The official end of the Focus Party”

A singer since birth…almost

During a Sunday afternoon car ride with the pastor’s kids – ages 11 and 7… Aidan, 11: Sarah has a singing problem. Me: What’s that mean? Aidan: It means when she hears a song she knows she can’t help but sing. Me: That’s a good problem to have. Sarah: Yeah there’s this one song andContinue reading “A singer since birth…almost”

These are a few of my favorite things…

I am a good sharer. Maybe it comes from being the oldest sister and cousin and always having to share with the younger kids. Or I’m just an awesome person. I like to share things I like with other people – I hear a funny story, see a good movie, hear a great song, IContinue reading “These are a few of my favorite things…”

Happiness = sun, sand, book and bocce.

It’s been a long time since I’ve had a real vacation, I think since college. The week-long trip to Florida during Spring Break my senior year of college was my last real week-long no stress vacation. When I started working at the News-Herald, I had to earn vacation time (like you do at any full-timeContinue reading “Happiness = sun, sand, book and bocce.”