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When the pandemic first began to rapidly spread, people responded in many ways. Many of us began to wear masks and frequently washed our hands as we sang “Happy Birthday” two times to … more
We have some beautiful scenery in New York State and especially in Sullivan County. Our county also has historic places including many covered bridges, Fort Delaware and the site of the famous … more
After hearing about the problems with the supply chain, I began my holiday shopping about a month ago. The first items I hunted for were sweaters for some of my friends. I sifted through my pile of … more
If you are reading this, you survived another Thanksgiving. For many of us it was a day filled with family, football and the big feast. After consuming too much food, there was a good chance that … more
It happens twice a year. Once in the spring and again in the fall, we get to adjust our time pieces. The actual time change occurs at 2 a.m. but for most of us the manual resetting of time begins … more
Many of you might recall that the last paragraph of my previous column included a reference to having “first dibs.” Unlike shingles, the flu, pneumonia and the various strains of Covid … more
I am not sure if birds do it, bees do it or educated fleas do it, but humans and other animals certainly do it. We all occasionally yawn. As it turns out, scientists have found out that birds, bees … more
“Aw shucks” is a corny expression that expresses a folksy appreciation of embarrassment. “Aw Shucks” would also be a great name for a fairground’s food stand that … more
It is that time of the year. Professional baseball is winding down. The leaves are turning colors and soon will be covering lawns. In a few weeks we all fall back, reversing the spring forward we did … more
Have you ever wondered how billionaires spend their money? Many of them are philanthropic and contribute to charities. A few others also like to develop projects that interest them. Jeff Bezos and … more
For many of us, our computer age began in 1975 with a game called Pong. Sure, we had heard about computers but few of us owned one. It required a knowledge and language that were foreign to us. Maybe … more
I do not have any domestic pets. In the past, my family had an Irish Setter, followed by two Airedales and eventually a toy poodle named Brandy.   I did not think of myself as a cat guy. … more
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