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Roughing It On The Road

July 26, 2014 We’re going camping, which provides the perfect opportunity for someone like me to stand in the great outdoors aisle of a discount store and marvel at the foreign world of camping gear. more »»

Editor's Note

July 26, 2014 We live in a house filled with second-hand furniture, and day by day, our collection grows. more »»

More About Thunder

July 26, 2014 After my column on thunderstorms and fireworks appeared in the paper, I received a lovely phone call from a woman who wanted to tell me about Thunder Shirts. more »»

‘The Dunnery Effect’

July 24, 2014 Most Americans are probably not familiar with Francis Dunnery, but the English musician has demonstrated to me personally why he could and should be a household name. more »»

The Terrible Tree That Would Not Sink

July 23, 2014 Who plants Christmas trees in July? Quite a few people do this for future Christmas harvests or for reforestation. The planting of evergreens is not uncommon in June and July. more »»

Renewing A Tradition Of Civic Problem-Solving

July 21, 2014 Labor strife in the early 1970s had Jamestown’s economy in a vise grip. Strikes and other work stoppages were causing businesses to flee and unemployment to soar to more than twice the national rate. more »»

Hummingbirds Love The Yard

July 20, 2014 I used to faithfully put up my hummingbird feeders as soon as I saw the little guys return, but now with the bears in our area I hesitate to feed them. I have done the next best thing. more »»

When Did We Get To Be Such Pigs?

July 20, 2014 Last fall, on opening day for the NFL, Sally and I were in Cleveland watching the Indians take on the Mets and the Browns happened to be playing home on the same day. more »»

We All Have A Voice That Wants To Be Heard, But Who Will Answer?

July 13, 2014 Recently, I spent time with a retiree. During our hours together in his vehicle, he revealed much about his character. more »»

Family Times Always Made For Fun

July 13, 2014 When the children were young and wanted some fun we made as much fun at home as we could. Instead of taking our children someplace we figured out how to have fun at home. more »»

‘You Gotta Have Heart’

July 13, 2014 Being a baseball fan, I have enjoyed many baseball-themed productions on stage and screen — both the small and big screen — one of those being the story of an elderly man who sold his soul to the... more »»

Thunder And Fireworks

July 12, 2014 I love getting weather updates on the computer because I can check the weather hour by hou. more »»

A World Without America

July 12, 2014 My daughter was here over the holiday and thought to earnestly ask me what is causing America’s decline. more »»

Editor's Note

July 12, 2014 Last Saturday I found myself following my fiancee through the trails of Presque Isle State Park on a bulky, awkward, yellow bicycle. more »»

‘Tap’ Into America

July 10, 2014 There are few things in life that can get me laughing harder than a well-timed joke taken from the 1984 film, “This Is Spinal Ta. more »»

To Wet The Line Is Oh, So Fine

July 9, 2014 I have struggled with weed whackers. For more than two decades now, I have written about my struggles with snarled wind-up rolls of string trimmer twine, balky engines, hand-numbing throttles, etc. more »»

And The Rockets’ Red Glare

July 6, 2014 “And the rockets’ red glare, the bombs bursting in air, gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.” Of course, this comes from our country’s national anthem. more »»

The Amazing Story Of A ‘Dirty Bird’

July 6, 2014 Early in my career, I did some things that didn’t exactly follow the Common Core mode, but proved to be pretty effective, though there was no measurement to verify that, unless you actually talk to... more »»

Bombs Bursting In Air

July 5, 2014 I like the way Chautauqua County celebrates the Fourth of July. more »»

Editor’s Note

July 5, 2014 Mornings and I just don’t get along anymore. more »»



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