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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
During this life-changing pandemic, things we used to do are diminishing. Shaking hands, dropping in on friends or going to an office for work are temporarily on hold. Likewise going to a movie … more
My desktop where I write my column is fairly organized. In the center is my laptop surrounded by note pads, cell phone charger, a box of paper clips, a Mickey Mantle bobblehead doll, and a ceramic … more
America is on the move. I am not referring to the movements regarding politics, the economy and the environment. Neither am I talking about the movements of Tectonic plates that cause … more
There are many ways to classify books. Some books are hard cover, others paperback. Some are fiction while those that provide facts and real information are labeled nonfiction. In any event they are … more
October brings two annual events to our area. Seemingly overnight the leaves on trees begin to change color while at the same time almost every food item is infused with pumpkin spice seasoning. … more
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