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Do You Dare Shut Out A Nice Neighbor?

October 9, 2016 I want to tell you a story. When I’m finished, I invite you to close your eyes to visualize this talk of two families. One family lives relatively securely in a nice comfortable home. more »»

Factories And Forebears — My Grandfather Carl Forsberg

October 9, 2016 When I was a little girl living on Ivy Street, I could hear the rhythmic pounding of metal on metal from factories down along the Chadakoin River. more »»

Two Books To Read For Fall

October 8, 2016 I recently received two books to review, one featuring a dog, and one a cat, both published by St. Martin’s Press. The first is a paperback, selling for $7. more »»

Editor's Note

October 8, 2016 There’s a lot to worry about as a parent. It’s never what’s happening to you as a result of your actions, but what’s happening to your children because of them. You just don’t want to mess them u. more »»

Preserving The Past Amid High Taxes

October 8, 2016 My neighbor’s house is an old queen. more »»

Time Table

October 6, 2016 “The sands of time are eroded by the river of constant chang. more »»

Detroit Band Jeremy Porter, Tucos To Perform At Wine Cellar Oct. 14

October 6, 2016 A Detroit-based band will return to Jamestown in the midst of its tour of the Northeastern U.S., this time in a different downtown venue. more »»

Computers Make Me Waste Time

October 5, 2016 We have bought into the fiction that computers actually save time. This is not true. Some time-wasters are inherent in computers. Others are our own fault. more »»

Defeating Goliath: It’s A God Thing

October 5, 2016 There are many times in our lives when we face what seems like a huge problem — and we feel tiny in comparison. “But how can I ever overcome this?” we ask. more »»

Let It Go

October 2, 2016 A side note before getting to this week’s piece from the Bullpen .. more »»

Musings From The Hill — A Lenten Glory

October 2, 2016 Anticipating more moss, I circle the house and am pleased to find the hellebores growing vigorously. more »»

View From Hickory Heights: Hand-Me-Downs

October 2, 2016 Most of the young people today have no concept of hand-me-downs because we live in a throwaway society. They do not think about preserving things and passing them on to someone else. more »»

A Man Named Sam

October 2, 2016 I want to tell you a story about a man named Sam. He might be characterized as a “regular Joe.” He worked responsibly his entire life. He came from an impoverished background. more »»

The Healing Season: Grief Is A One-Way Road And There’s No Turning Back

October 2, 2016 Tragedy strikes us all now and then, once in a lifetime, maybe a few times. When it does, we are sent reeling for quite a while, longer than seems reasonable, longer than we ourselves admit. more »»

Rural News

October 1, 2016 The news about rural America — a place I consider to be the heart of America, where values and traditions endure — is, in a nutshell, not good. more »»

Criticizing Rex Ryan Low Hanging Fruit Too Sweet To Pass Up

October 1, 2016 If there’s one thing I seldom write about it’s sports. I love watching sports, especially football and hockey. more »»

Xpress Yourself

September 29, 2016 The season is only three weeks old, and the team has only one win thus far, but I’m glad I got to see the Southern Tier Xpress victorious in its home opener. more »»

From Swatting Kids To Growls And Chonk’lits

September 28, 2016 “Spare the rod, spoil the child.” For a time, I took that cliche as gospel. I had been spanked and swatted as a child. In the 1940s and 1950s, those punishments were commonplace. I was hit. more »»

These Are The Days

September 28, 2016 “These are days, you’ll remember, Never before and never since, I promise Will the whole world be warm as this and as you feel it. You’ll know it’s true that you are blessed and lucky. more »»

My Second Mom

September 25, 2016 Growing up where I did, there were neighborhood relationships that developed as many families lived in only one house for most of their life, without moving, and lived there for many years, so our... more »»



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