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Apparently, there is some science behind the feels we have during the holidays. Maybe it’s an anticipation of seeing the reaction of a loved one or friend upon opening a gift, but we know the tingle is there.

Over the past few months, some gaps in coverage have forced me back into a previous life of covering sports on a semi-regular basis. Most Friday nights in the fall, a few soccer postseason games here and there and then a trip to Hershey last Saturday to take pictures at the PIAA cross-countr…

Ten days ago, on a cold, rainy night clearly signaling the end of summer, I arrived early at Milton’s Alumni Field, about 30 minutes ahead of the scheduled girls soccer game.

Like a lot of people, I often fall down the social media rabbit hole, somehow pulling myself out of that cesspool an hour later in need of a shower.

According to some study that landed in the inbox last week, the average person could save up to $12,000 a year working remotely from home.

Frankly, it’s exhausting trying to track all of the stupid things I am supposed to be mad about. Fortunately, social media is out there to alert me and others wandering the desert about the latest “woke” rage of the day.

Like many people, it feels like I spend more time on email than necessary. Part of the reason is that so many Daily Item addresses are forwarded to me, including those to and a few staffers who have retired.

Those who know me well know one of my worst habits is that I quickly lose patience with people who lack self-awareness. It is something that raises the blood pressure almost immediately, followed by a significant jaw clench.

This space a few weeks ago was filled with a commentary about how people stories are the best stories. And the best way for those people stories to reach The Daily Item’s dedicated audience is by someone telling us about them.

A week ago today, we stood in a dimly lit room that offered an escape from the oppressive humidity outside. There were probably four dozen of us, elbowing our ways in for a better look.

Growing up in this region, it was a somewhat regular occurrence to hear stories about Hurricane Agnes. Heavy rains came or a storm stayed around for days, and residents of a certain age got a little jumpy.

As a youngin’ in this business, someone a lot smarter than me (a long list, mind you) said that no matter what you’re writing about, there is always a people story to tell.