Journaling: Word Smiting 

Anybody out there remember The Hustle, a disco-era dance craze? A half-century later, when we say hustle, we mean a job, and it’s preceded by “side.” This is, after all, […] Read more »

Road to College: A Parent’s Role in the College Process – Finding Balance 

Acceptance to a top-choice, best-fitting school is something about which students and parents dream. The application process, on the other hand, could be less enthralling. The deadlines, forms, essays, and […] Read more »

Mothering Mom

When Mom’s legs weakened, she struggled with waning independence. I struggled to accept that the woman who had held my hand when I took my first steps needed help taking […] Read more »

Theater Review: Boy Meets Girl, Sparks Fly

In exploring each other, Caroline and Anthony are exploring life – and death. Read more »

Journaling: We Stand With Ukraine

We are dedicating this month’s Journaling to the frighteningly embattled and remarkably resourceful people of Ukraine. What follows here are not our words, but those of a publishing services company […] Read more »

Road to College: Taking the Long-Term View

The college planning process is no longer defined by the early months of senior year, completing applications to finally submit to a curated list of colleges and universities. This process […] Read more »

Best Tips for Writing an Essay on Your Road to College

Starting college is exciting for many reasons. It is a brand new world with new people and new ways to organize one’s life. But it is also about the new […] Read more »

Road to College: Emerging Trends & What Still Counts in College Admissions

While admissions decisions for seniors continue to trickle in over these next few weeks, some of the early trends from this cycle show signs of a gradual return to certain […] Read more »

Journaling: Staying Truly Informed

“Where’s the chalk?” I asked Susan McCormack. She’s a Library Media Specialist at Blue Mountain Middle School in Cortlandt Manor who also teaches Digital Literacy. I was in her classroom […] Read more »

Journaling: Big Ideas for Small Business

We’ve devoted considerable space in our pages recently to how our communities are using funds they’ve received from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). The topic clearly warrants that high-profile […] Read more »