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First love still had special ring

March 24, 2013 How forgiving could you be as a parent when it comes to your children? Maybe you have a story to tell; maybe you don’t. more »»

My daughters give me the cell phone blues

February 24, 2013 I can’t imagine there’s a parent out there who doesn’t revel in proving one of their children wrong. I am no exception to that rule. more »»

Lessons can be learned from heartbreak

February 1, 2013 Valentine's Day relates best to the most romantic of heart, and I used to be one of those people, but age and life has jaded me. more »»

You have to teach your kids how to lose sometimes

January 27, 2013 One of the joys of being a dad is getting the chance to coach your own kids. Teach them how to play. Teach them how to win, and more importantly, teach them how to lose. more »»

Be grateful this holiday season

December 22, 2012 Let’s get religious here, and then shuffle our way back to the humor column. Christmas is about giving — unless you’re a kid. Then it’s usually about receiving. more »»

Movies a family affair in my house

October 28, 2012 It's hard to imagine a family that watches more movies than mine, and what's one of the nicest things for me is the amount of movie buddies I have in my hom. more »»

Late father’s voice can be heard as daughter learns how to drive

August 26, 2012 A teenage daughter learning to drive ... now that’s a column just waiting to be writte. more »»

Proof that God loves baseball

July 29, 2012 There is an expectation with each of my monthly columns. I tell a story and hope that in relaying an experience, I make someone — outside of my mother — laugh. more »»

Father-in-law shows kindness until the cows come home

July 3, 2012 This month marks the three-year anniversary of my column at the Mirror, and it’s safe to say that every part of my family has been covered in these pages over that time. more »»

Dropping hints as big birthday approaches

May 27, 2012 A few weeks ago, I turned the ripe old age of 47. My former good friend Buck Frank said to me, “Scotty, you’re only three years from taking part in the Golden Games for seniors in Blair County. more »»

Is it stealing if you take it back?

May 9, 2012 Because this column appears in Mirror Moms, I sometimes feel compelled to teach a life lesson, as well as amuse the readers. more »»

A fun time at the movies with the Francos

April 21, 2012 Sometimes I think this column should have the same headline every month — “You Wouldn’t Believe The %*#@ That Happens To Me. more »»

Shaking things up during Lent

March 25, 2012 As my daughters grow older, more and more each day they do things that resemble that of a grownup. But thank God, more now than then, they remind me that they are, indeed, teenager. more »»

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