Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Snowed in again!

(Jan. 26, 2011) Another midweek storm has us snowed in again. Although this time it's not as cold as with previous ones. With all the snow days they're getting, I hope the kids don't have to go to school until July.

Now we're staying inside and looking out at the beautiful snow scenes, while getting more and more cabin fever. There's no sense in risking life and limb by venturing out. It's time to check out the Internet.

That's the good thing about going online; you're always connected. You can read about all kinds of things and communicate almost anywhere.

Recorder Community Newspapers has 15 weekly newspapers online right here at along with more than 50 blogs written by area individuals and group representatives. Check them out for the latest local news, advice and chit-chat.

Anyone interested in joining the growing group of Recorder bloggers is invited to call me at (908) 832-7420 or e-mail for more information on this free offer. All you need is a computer or other Internet connection and an e-mail. The process for this 21st century, real-time communication tool is very easy and I am here to help if needed.

Monday, January 17, 2011

25th anniversary

(Jan. 17, 2011) Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a federal holiday and also a national day of service, in honor of the black civil rights activist who was assassinated in 1968. The holiday is observed on the third Monday of January each year, which is around the time of King's birthday, Jan. 15.

Although legislation was signed in 1983 designating King's birthday as a federal holiday, it was not observed until 1986, making 2011 the 25th anniversary of MLK Day.

Congress then passed the King Holiday and Service Act in 1994, which established MLK Day as a day of service and charged the Corporation for National and Community Service with leading this effort.

King was the chief spokesman for nonviolent activism in the civil rights movement, which successfully protested racial discrimination in federal and state law. The campaign for a federal holiday in King's honor began soon after his assassination. President Ronald Reagan signed the holiday into law in 1983, and it was first observed on Jan. 20, 1986.

Most government offices are closed today as are many schools and banks. Several observances are planned including service projects.

Read all about them in Recorder Community Newspapers and in their many blogs right here online.

Those interested in joining the growing group of Recorder bloggers are invited to call me at (908) 832-7420 or e-mail to find out about this 21st century communication tool. Participation is free and simple; all you need is a computer (or other Internet access device) and an e-mail.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


(Jan. 11, 2011) Being a numbers person, I love days like today: 1-11-11. The last one was New Year's Day: 1-1-11 and before that our daughter's birthday: 10-10-10. And 11-1-11 and 11-11-11 also will be special days.

So have a happy day to remember and check out what's new online at Recorder Community Newspapers and their blogs.

Anyone interested in joining the growing group of Recorder bloggers at the 15 online newspaper sites may call me at (908) 832-7420 or e-mail to find out all about this free 21st century communication tool. It's simple; you need only a computer and an e-mail.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Winter woes

(Jan. 7, 2011) Winter's here and with it some woes. The combination of cold weather, dry heat and holiday partying has got me down with laryngitis. So I'm not talking very well, although my voice sounds worse than I feel.

So out came the old-fashioned remedies -- humidifiers and hot tea with honey.

But blogging doesn't require a voice. This 21st century communication tool can be used any time, in any weather, right from the comfort of home. All you need is a computer and an e-mail.

Recorder Community Newspapers is looking for community groups and individuals interested in joining our growing group of bloggers whose messages appear right on our 15 newspapers' websites. The process is simple and FREE.

Call me at (908) 832-7420 or e-mail if you are interested and I will explain how to do it.

By the way, I read Saloma Furlong's new book "Why I Left the Amish" which I mentioned some weeks ago. Wow! What a writer with quite a story! Her memoir is very well done, not the sentimental, sophomoric texts I've often seen about the Amish lifestyle. I'm looking forward to the next book in the three-part series by this Smith College grad who now works at Amherst College.