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Lisa Madras: What’s your special gift? Share it, don’t hide it!
What makes you so special? It cracks me up to hear this question, because when it's generally asked, there's more than a bit of snark involved.
Josh Drespling: Afraid to speak in public? Really, it will be OK
I'm imagining you all naked right now. Did you know that a majority of the American population fear public speaking more than death itself? Yes, they would rather be in the coffin than give the eulogy.
Gary Church: A phone prank for this old crank? Uh, don’t call us, we’ll call you
I received a phone call a few weeks ago that kind of startled me. It was from a very irate man. Sounding very upset he asked, "Are you the person that hit my car?"
Tim Kolodziej: We were watching, 'Canes, and we’re so glad we did
To all the moms and dads who lugged their kids to all the games, through all the snow and sleet and road construction, be heartened: The lessons your children learned by watching New Castle play are priceless.
Courtney Caughey-Stambul: My favorite actor? Johnny Depp!
Hello and happy Wednesday to you! We're halfway through the week. Thank goodness! Yesterday, a friend asked me who was my favorite actor. I've been thinking quite a bit about my answer over the past day. If I had to choose, I would say Johnny Depp.
Gary Church: I am NOT a hoarder — I’m just a really good planner!
Don't you hate it when you lose your tan dress shirt? I'd looked everywhere, three different times, and never found it. Big shot decided she would try looking for it, and found it on the back of my door, right where I hung it.
Lisa Madras: You know what burns me up? A passion!
What gives your life meaning? On the surface, it's tempting to list all the obvious things: your family, your job, your volunteer work. These things all give our lives meaning, but deep down inside each of us there's a burning.
Josh Drespling: Growing tall enough to witness historic leaves of change
There is a giant, old oak tree near the top of Jefferson Street Hill in New Castle. From his perch on the North Hill, he has an expansive view of all that is New Castle. From his perspective, he can see from the West Side across the whole downtown area, through the South Side, up to the very top of Sheep Hill, and back across to the city's East Side.
Gary Church: Forget ‘Duck Dynasty,’ ‘The Mole Hunter’ is my guy
My wife is going to the Barry Manilow concert in Pittsburgh. I'm not. Our ideas of entertainment just aren't the same.
Tim Kolodziej: We can do better than ‘just livin’ the dream’
“Just livin’ the dream.” I’ve probably heard that phrase dozens of times this year — and it’s always used in a derogatory sense.
In essence, people are really saying, “I’m stuck and I don’t know how to get out.” OK, maybe.
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