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Spending summers in the area we called “the mountains” reached its conclusion on Labor Day. As a guest at one of the hundreds of hotels and bungalow colonies, it was a time to say goodbye … more
The process started many years ago when my world was young. Passed down from my grandfather to my father it was a rite of passage that every male experiences. At some point in a guy’s life … more
Thanks to my smart phone I no longer have anybody’s phone number memorized. I simply go to my contacts list, scroll until I find their name and dial it up. Of course, I cannot actually … more
Most of us are familiar with the canned meat product called Spam. But thanks to a British comedy troupe, the use of the word spam has spread way beyond the kitchen table. Spam has made its mark on … more
If you grew up watching police shows on television you are aware that in almost every episode a dispatcher would broadcast an alert on the radio, “Calling all cars.” Before today’s … more
I may be barking up the wrong tree but many of us occasionally use idioms without even realizing it. As a reminder, an idiom is a phrase that has come to mean something totally different then its … more
Kindergarten is a time when 5-year-olds start to develop ac- ademic and social skills. It is a time to build new friendships and explore the world outside of their homes. For me, it was also a time … more
When I was growing up our family went out for dinner almost every Sunday night. We often went to a restaurant named China Moon. Like most Americans we never heard of Hunan, Sichuan or Cantonese. Back … more
Using a mondegreen in a song by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, “The Weigh In Is the Hardest Part.” For as long as I can remember, stepping on a scale has been a part of my morning … more
Sullivan County is fortunate to have so many fantastic Italian restaurants that provide delicious cuisine. In America, a recent study tabulated that Italian food had an 88 percent popularity rating … more
The phrase “you have to be in it to win it” is one of those advertising slogans that occasionally rattles around the neurons and synapses of my brain. It competes for attention with other … more
Growing up, I had dreams and ambitions of becoming an astronaut. I envisioned blasting off and orbiting in a space capsule. I watched films of astronauts training on all sort of challenging … more
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