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What Is War Good For?

September 13, 2015 ‘‘War, what is it good for? Absolutely nothing.’’ These lyrics of a song from yesteryear were both at the time, and still today, controversial. more »»

It’s My Job

September 13, 2015 There were/are many times in my employment, my responsibilities as coach, umpire, citizen, family member and parent, when I was asked or told to do things, things I may not have really wanted to do,... more »»

Are We Really Doing Better?

September 13, 2015 I remember the first time that a school year began that I was not part of it. At the time I was pregnant with our son. more »»

Editor's Note

September 12, 2015 For most of my life, I couldn’t understand why golfers were so obsessed with the game. Then, at 24, I learned. A friend offered to teach me how to play and for weeks I refused. more »»

Swansea Jack

September 12, 2015 Well, I missed it again this year. National Dog Day was Aug. 26. I don’t understand why it’s not one of the holidays listed on my calendars. I have two calendars, both of which have photos of corgi. more »»

Follow Your Bliss. Or Not

September 12, 2015 I don’t know too many people who actually “followed their bliss” in life. That doesn’t mean most of the people I know are unhappy, or that the people in my life lack courage. more »»

An Honest Day’s Work For An Honest Day’s Wage

September 6, 2015 One of the lessons my father taught me growing up was to always give an honest day’s work for an honest day’s pay. more »»

Dividing Time Between Two Different Worlds

September 6, 2015 There were just five short days between two recent travel sites. I finished my laundry in time to pack my suitcase again. For one whole week I camped at the Warren County Fai. more »»

Once Upon A Time When We Wrote Letters

September 5, 2015 When I had a house full of people over the summer, there were things plugged into electric sockets in every room: iPhones, iPads, laptops, iPods, Kindles and wireless music players. more »»

Editor's Note

September 5, 2015 I’ve always been envious of people who look forward to their birthday. Mine was Thursday and I am now 27. For me, the thought of my birthday is usually ominou. more »»

Who Ya ‘Gonna’ Call?

August 30, 2015 Most recently Jamestown played host to the “Ghostbuster” mobile as part of the annual Lucille Ball Comedy Festival, and whenever it showed up in photos, and I thought about it, I could not help but... more »»

Do You Know Who Abner Doubleday Is?

August 30, 2015 I remembered reading in a college physical education handbook about the origin of baseball. It seemed that Abner Doubleday was the “father of baseball.” Now, I find that this is a myth. more »»

Signs Point To A Great Summer For Local Businesses

August 29, 2015 You know it’s a good summer for local businesses when you pack a lunch to bring with you when you’re going to make a left hand turn onto Fairmount Avenu. more »»

Editor's Note

August 29, 2015 A former reporter for The Post-Journal told me that as he walked to work downtown on Wednesday, a contractor from out of town working in Potters Alley called our city some choice words in passing. more »»

The Dancing Queen

August 23, 2015 For the past few years and a couple of tumbles, I’ve watched my bride suffer with two very bad knees. more »»

How About A Game Of Cards?

August 23, 2015 Do you remember the era of the card party? I think they were popular during the ‘50s and ‘60s. more »»

Commercials Exploit Our Expectations Of Beauty

August 23, 2015 All the beautiful people: Pardon me for making a blanket statement relative to television ... I don’t enjoy commercials. Yes, I admit that some are cute, however, many are obnoxious and excessive. more »»

Editor's Note

August 22, 2015 A common concern I’ve read and written about over the course of my time working in the news has been an alarming decline in the number of local volunteer firefighters. more »»

A Day At The Beach

August 22, 2015 We rarely ever go to a beach, so it’s not something I think about muc. more »»

A Tea Party In Bemus

August 22, 2015 The Lenhart Hotel holds ladies teas from time to time, which is a lovely way to spend an afternoon. more »»



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