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Editor's Note

June 13, 2015 “The Big Lebowski” is one of my favorite movies of all time. It’s my understanding that some critics believe the movie was one of the worst produced by the Coen brothers. more »»

Let’s Get Rid Of Authority

June 7, 2015 In the aftermath of the April death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore and the riots that followed, controversial filmmaker Michael Moore suggested that police be disarmed, saying that we’ll survive... more »»

The Things You Can Do With A Little Red Wagon

June 7, 2015 I never had a red wagon, but my children did. I think it was the Christmas after our son’s first birthday that he found a red wagon under the tree waiting for hi. more »»

Seven Years Without Corrie

June 6, 2015 If your daughter went missing, you would hope to be as courageous as Vicki Acquisto was when her daughter, 36-year-old Corrie Anderson, failed to come home on an October day in 2008. more »»

Editor's Note

June 6, 2015 This week’s Editor’s Note is a continuation of last week’s topic: my favorite local places to eat. more »»

Be A Teammate, On And Off The Field

May 31, 2015 Henny Youngman, comedian extraordinaire, once used a joke in his act that told of a man who went to his doctor and told him that it hurt when he did this (he raised his arm). more »»

The Prom: Then And Now And Everywhere In Between

May 31, 2015 I think back fondly to the proms and other dances that were part of my school memories. Although I just attended with a boy “friend” they were fun. In my day, proms were relatively simple. more »»

Editor's Note

May 30, 2015 We nighttime workers in the newsroom tend to order a lot of takeout. Almost nightly, I can be found wandering around the newsroom vocally expressing my hunger. more »»

Remember When People Had Fun?

May 30, 2015 When I spent summers at the lake as a kid, it wasn’t just the kids who were having fun. The adults had as much fun as we did. It was a different time then, of cours. more »»

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 »»



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