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My son, Michael and I recently got the Shingles vaccine at a local CVS store. There are some misconceptions about Shingles. Quite a few people have told me that if you've had chicken pox you won't … more
The following are some philosophic thoughts that never go out of style. The first one is an ancient one which goes all the way back to 106-43 BC, and written by Cicero, “Gratitude is not only … more
We all know that 2021 has got to be better than 2020. So many people lost their lives in 2020 both as a result of the pandemic or brutal accidents. My New Year's resolution is to try to make my small … more
“Thank you for sponsoring me for many years. Family members are sending their deepest gratitude to you. Without your support I would not have been able to continue my studies. I am now studying … more
I decided to do Thanksgiving dinner the easy way this year so I ordered a precooked dinner from ShopRite. It consisted of turkey, gravy, stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, and a string bean … more
When I started this column yesterday I wrote that so far my family and I are only experiencing inconvenience and minor disappointments. Since then I learned that my grandson's girlfriend has the … more
Years ago friends of ours stayed at my house in Callicoon Center. I had made a sour cream cake and asked Charlie if he wanted some. Apparently he was sour on that idea and he declined the offer. … more
A lot of the things my mother had hanging in my home in Callicoon Center, I've kept just as she left them and I've added a few of my own. In the kitchen she had one that I think is a Pennsylvania … more
I am not sure if there is such a thing as reincarnation. The people I know who do believe in it are quite sure they were once a queen or a princess, a ruler of a vast empire or a famous performer or … more
When I was 10 years old, I didn't believe in God. I attended Sunday school at what was then called the Dutch Reformed Church in Callicoon Center and had the little pin we received for perfect … more
He's beautiful, smart, loyal and a comedian. I'm so glad my neighbor, Kris, talked me into taking this cat. When I go outside, he goes with me and sticks by my side while I'm out there. When I go for … more
I got a note on my cell phone from my friend John Chai in Syracuse. It was about what I thought was a service he was having, and I got very alarmed because I thought his wife, Sandy must have … more
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