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Cursive? Curses!

May 26, 2015 Saying “Dammit!” is not cursive. “Dammit!” is a neutered curse word. It has taken on the ubiquity of an interjection, e.g., “Aha! The door will not open,” substituting “Dammit” for “Aha. more »»

Something To Sing About

May 24, 2015 In a December 1979 episode of the popular television program “M*A*S*H,” William Christopher’s character, Father Mulcahy, becomes motivated to write a war song that could or would be connected to the... more »»

An American Trilogy

May 24, 2015 This weekend, we celebrate Memorial Day. It is a rich tradition with roots that go back in time. The children of today will not know what Memorial Day is unless their elders take them to celebrations. more »»

Kiss And Make Up

May 24, 2015 Kiss and make up. more »»

The Eloquence Of A Mayville Professor

May 23, 2015 Once in a while, you stumble upon something as if it were trying to find you. more »»

Editor's Note

May 23, 2015 For those of us who live in Jamestown, it’s a well-known fact that stopping at Tim Horton’s in Brooklyn Square can result in a lengthy wait in a line of cars backed up all the way to Big Lot. more »»

Cat Training II

May 23, 2015 Last week, I wrote about training cats, but many people may ask, “Why bother?” One reason is to correct undesirable behavior. more »»

We Can All Feel Better

May 17, 2015 I have to admit to a fair amount of apprehension regarding the upcoming election for our nation’s president. So many people have suffered in a dark age of economic, emotional and spiritual depression. more »»

Through The Eyes Of A Child We Can See

May 17, 2015 The Moody Blues had a song that wasn’t as well renowned as some of their other songs were, but was still an outstanding one in its own right and one of my favorites nonetheless. more »»

Weathering The Storms Of Life

May 17, 2015 The Christmas cactus is nurturing its last blossom and the tulips are in full color. That is quite a combination. Nature is always in control, or should I say, the Lord is always in contro. more »»

Digging Through The Ruins With A Local

May 16, 2015 He is short and stocky — unlike any vision you ever held about an archaeologist. The truth is that not many professors of anthropology look like Indiana Jones. When he was growing up in Rochester, Dr. more »»

Editor's Note

May 16, 2015 My topic this week isn’t very bright and sunny, but neither is working in the news at times. There are sad stories all around, every day. I’m writing about depressio. more »»

What Being A Mother Really Is

May 10, 2015 William Shakespeare wrote, “All the world’s a stage and all the men and women merely players. They have their exits and their entrances. And one man in his time plays many parts. more »»

How Will You Be Remembered?

May 10, 2015 I recently found a quotation by Maya Angelou that really spoke to me: “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. more »»

Where Do I Get Ideas For My Articles? Inspiration Comes When You Least Expect It

May 10, 2015 Some folks have asked me where I get ideas for my articles. Usually, I provide a humorous, light response. Today, circumstances following a sleepless night motivated me to leave early for work. more »»

Editor's Note

May 9, 2015 I’ve always found it to be an incredible phenomenon that every single person across the planet, regardless of race, religion, age or gender, has one thing in common — we’re all here because of our... more »»

The Boy From Winsor Street

May 9, 2015 When my father graduated from Jamestown High School in 1959, he decided it was high time he saw the world. more »»

How The West Was Won

May 3, 2015 It’s been a while since we tested our knowledge of some trivia, so I thought this might be a good time to dust off our memory banks and try another segment of “Do you remember. more »»

Waste Not, Want Not

May 3, 2015 I hear a lot of folks talk about the “good old days.” Things really did seem simpler back then. For one thing, there were not as many food additives. more »»

How My Husband Lost His Hair

May 2, 2015 The other day, my husband went to get his hair cut and when he came home, he was completely bald. I mean he had not a stitch of hair on his head. Zilch. Nada. No hair at all. more »»



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