I love/hate technology
August 22, 2015 There I was, on my hands and knees, staring into a black cabinet full of wires, boxes and blinking lights, looking for something called a “p-f-sense. more »»
Colorful characters and unique individuals
August 15, 2015 Disclaimer: I mean no disrespect toward any individual, culture, or group mentioned in this article. Rather, I salute their individuality and desire to live life on their terms. Suitcase man ... more »»
Toys inspire art and fashion
August 15, 2015 Last year, the following toys were inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame at the Strong Museum located in Rochester, New York: soap bubbles, little green army men, and the Rubik’s cube. more »»
I don’t have time to read
August 8, 2015 My pet peeve, aside from south Floridians who have cobwebs on their turn signals from lack of use, is people who tell me, “I just don’t have time to read.” Now, I ask you .. more »»
It’s OK to ‘shop’ for a new pet
July 27, 2015 There was a time when selective breeding was valued. Animals were designed for specific jobs and sports, and their build and temperament were inherited, not conditioned. more »»
Who really runs the library?
July 25, 2015 The library was very busy. Our ancient fax machine was wheezing and the copy machines were spitting out paper by the ream. Families were checking out stacks of books. more »»
Traumatic weeks and obsolete books
July 11, 2015 I’m havin’ a bad week ... Well, actually it started about two weeks ago when the window on the passenger side of my car decided to stop working, in the down positio. more »»
Gluten: Is it good or bad for your diet?
July 8, 2015 An addition to current food labels is the term “gluten free.” As the label appears more frequently on grocery store shelves it is important to determine what this means for you, the consume. more »»
I shouldn’t have to pay!
July 4, 2015 Library Staff (LS): How may we help you? Customer (C): I think my books are overdue but I shouldn’t have to pay any money because I lost the slip. more »»
From the mouths of babes ...
June 27, 2015 I just can’t stand keeping this secret any more…..I HAVE to brag right now!..... It all started about 6 months ago……. “Miss Susan,” said young Chloe, “I want my grandma to come to storytime. more »»
At the library
June 20, 2015 OMG (as my younger friends seem to start every Facebook and text post) ... more »»
Recalling our patriot past
June 13, 2015 My name is John Hosbrook, and I died 217 years ago. My family has asked me to take you on a tour of our Patriot Past. more »»
May 30, 2015 Editor’s note: Comments published in the Open Line reflect the views of the caller, and not The Sentinel. more »»
Our national debt defined
May 25, 2015 What’s our national debt? The financial one that comes to mind is subservient to a second and deeper national debt. I see a soldier wading ashore at Normandy on June 6, 194. more »»
Things aren’t always as they seem
May 1, 2015 You drive by a backyard and see a dog tied to a dog house. There is no food in his dish. His water bowl is upside down. The sun is shining on his back. more »»