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It is only natural that as a writer I make it a point to collect interesting words. Epitome, umbrage and zenith are examples. But some words are just plain weird, and I would be hard-pressed to use … more
It is that time of year. Spring has sprung. Baseball is back. Bulbs that were planted last Fall have broken through the soil to welcome the sunlight. Trees and bushes are showing the first green … more
The telephone has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. Growing up we had one telephone in the house. It hung on the wall in the kitchen, so it was easily accessible. Years later a … more
It may sound like I am full of baloney, but Americans eat more that 300 million sandwiches a day. Since there are about 331 million people in our country, that means many of us are consuming one a … more
World-wide panic set in as we approached the year 2000. Fearing that computers around the world would not be able to recognize the digits that make up 2000, pundits warned of a catastrophe. They … more
In 1968 Stanley Kubrick released the film 2001: A Space Odyssey. It is a futuristic look at space travel, computers and the existence of alien life on other planets. Ironically as NASA puts rovers on … more
A few weeks ago, I was glued to my television to watch the Mars rover Perseverance land on the red planet's surface. With modern camera technology earthlings were able to watch the descent to the … more
Ben Franklin was one of our most well-known founding fathers. Known throughout the colonies and eventually in Europe he was a scientist, writer, statesman, inventor and politician. Although not a … more
For many of us during the pandemic physical contact with the outside world has been limited to acquiring food. Whether picking up takeout or getting it delivered, food from supermarkets, restaurants … more
Many of our habits and basic conventions have been altered by the pandemic. We no longer go to a movie theater choosing instead to watch films on our television or computer screens. Many of us forego … more
If you get your local news from one of the major networks, you will notice one constant. When it comes to the weather report, regardless of the season, Sullivan County is usually the last place they … more
Many of the things we use in our lives are not being handled in the way intended by the manufacturer. Some of us have used a butter knife for a screwdriver instead of digging in a toolbox. Club soda, … more
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