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Maybe it is time we make a correction of our calendar. The last time somebody altered the months in our calendar occurred around 713 BC when Numa Pompilius added January and February to the other 10 … more
Our lives are full of many items that most of us see every day but take for granted. Two of these items came to mind when I brought a pair of pants to the tailor for alterations. I am talking about … more
Water, water everywhere nor any drop to drink. That line is from “The Rime of The Ancient Mariner” an exceptionally long poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. The speaker is a sailor on a becalmed … more
The world's natural resources are being depleted. Energy producing substances such as oil and gas are being drained. Many scientists say fracking is ruining the environment. Some suggest that we … more
I doubt if anybody will ever feel nostalgic about 2020. For most of us it was a year to forget. I will abstain from political statements in this column but suffice it to say no matter which side of … more
Every now and then I use some words in conversation that have somehow snuck into my mental lexicon. Without any knowledge of how I acquired them they intermittently surface and become part of my … more
“Come and listen to my story of a man named Jed.” For those of you who are old enough to have watched The Beverly Hillbillies, the first sentence of this column has probably already triggered … more
It is that time again. With Thanksgiving behind us, Christmas is right around the corner. Many of us have already prepared the list of gifts to buy for our friends and family. For mom, you take … more
The pandemic has caused many of us to feel isolated and missing human contact. Simple outings like eating at a restaurant, watching your favorite team on television at a sports bar or dropping in on … more
Like almost everything in 2020, Thanksgiving will be different. To combat the pandemic, local governments are urging families to gather in smaller groups. Supermarkets are stocking up on 12 to 15 … more
On a Sunday months before the pandemic, I took a bus from Monticello to New York City to spend some time with friends. The ride was uneventful except for the guy seated behind me spending the … more
There is no getting around it. We all have gas. Despite the introduction of electric vehicles, most of us still need gasoline to run a car. The process of buying and pumping gasoline into your … more
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