Leader Heraldhttp://www.leaderherald.comTop Headlinesen-usThu, 23 Oct 2014 00:07:30 EDTThu, 23 Oct 2014 00:07:30 EDThttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssNo longer new kids on blockhttp://www.leaderherald.com/page/content.detail/id/572696.htmlIt was 13 years ago when Herman and I drove by a beach-front, vacant lot that was overgrown with brush and trees on East Shore Road in West Caroga. I said to Herman, "We gotta buy this lot.Sun, 19 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDTArtistic talent runs in familyhttp://www.leaderherald.com/page/content.detail/id/572280.htmlWhen Herman's daughter was recently interviewed by her local newspaper in California, I got thinking about how much art talent is in that family. It started with his daughter, Christa Germain, who lives near us in Caroga Lake.Sun, 12 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDTFall brings vivid color to lakehttp://www.leaderherald.com/page/content.detail/id/571991.htmlMy adoptive father Joe Spira, who sadly died some years ago, used to repeatedly say, "Nature never clashes." He would happily take pictures with his 35mm camera of fall leaves in Cleveland, something he has in common with Herman.Sun, 5 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDTStrong female leads on TVhttp://www.leaderherald.com/page/content.detail/id/571616.htmlOne of my favorite TV series is "The Good Wife" starring Julianna Margulies, who just won an Emmy for her portrayal of Alicia Florrick, the poster child for a wife standing by her cheating political husband.Sun, 28 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDTMemories of NYC's 'Tar Beach'http://www.leaderherald.com/page/content.detail/id/571219.htmlEvery year at about this time, my wardrobe totally changes. From June through early September, I live in bathing suits. Sometimes it starts as early as May, depending on the year. This tradition has been going on since I was a little girl.Sun, 21 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDT