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Are you a maker? Show us what you’re up to! We’re interested in learning about what our Ohio neighbors are making in their free time. There’s so much creativity happening outside of the 8 to 5, a way for folks to help with the household budget or just express themselves in a way their jobs […]

Find the shaker in this issue and be entered to win a $10 grocery card. Visit our website, thesaltmagazine.com, and click on the Shaker Contest link at the top and enter your contact information. Your name, street number, street name, city and zip code are required. Only your name and city will be published. All […]

Finding the funny is a pigment of your imagination

Finding the funny is a pigment of your imagination

Column by Kay Frances Unless we are King or Queen of our own island, we are forced to co-exist with other people. And they are EVERYWHERE. Look around. The planet is literally crawling with them. They are in the stores, at our jobs, on the streets and highways, on our television sets, in our homes. […]

Learning curve

Learning curve

Column by Kay Frances By now, many of us have experienced the ubiquitous “Work Teleconference Call.” When the COVID-19 shutdown first happened, many people had never been on a video conference call. There was quite a learning curve and so many questions. “How do I position my computer so that the camera doesn’t shine right […]

More than a germ of truth

More than a germ of truth

Column by Kay Frances I was a germophobe before it was cool. The world is finally catching up with such basic practices as hand washing and distancing themselves from people who are hacking and coughing. I’ve been training for this my entire life. I am about two OCD quirks away from being Howard Hughes and […]

The adults in the room

The adults in the room

Column by Kay Frances A Baby Boomer is a person who was born between 1946 and 1964. Almost 77 million babies were born in the U.S. comprising nearly 40% of the population. I’m a textbook Boomer; my parents both served as Marines during World War II. When the war ended, they got married like millions […]

Doing Mom proud

Doing Mom proud

Column by Kay Frances My mom was a bargain hunter before bargain hunting was cool. Every year, she took her four offspring to a department store in the The Big City to outfit us for the school year. This store had eight floors and the merchandise got more expensive with each higher floor. We never […]

If only cars would fix themselves

If only cars would fix themselves

Column by Kay Frances I have never had an aptitude for understanding what is going on under the hood of a car. Nor am I remotely interested in learning. So, I have to rely on those with more expertise than me. I’ve been fortunate to have had wonderful mechanics over the years, but I’ve also […]

Information overload

Information overload

Column by Kay Frances In the old days, if you wanted information, you got up from the couch and walked to the public library. You’d go to the card catalog, find what you were looking for, take the card to the circulation desk and ask them to help you find it. I’m a bit embarrassed […]

Home sweet home

Home sweet home

Column by Kay Frances   Column by Kay Frances This old, OLD house. I’m in a long-term committed relationship. With my house. But I have to admit, sometimes I develop crushes on other houses. Currently, I’m obsessing over a newer home that is for sale. I go online and gaze longingly at its garden tub […]

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