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Beating the bicillin blues

March 26, 2010 I was in boot camp over 40 years ago, but because it was so intense, so too are its memories. more »»

Civics and civility 101

March 19, 2010 I’m writing this on Monday, in my official village office — the Blue Moon. It’s the Ides of March and while that was a major bummer for Julius Caesar, it’s A-OK with. more »»

Trials and tribulations of an autoneurotic

March 12, 2010 A lot of people pay a lot of money for cars with status, so they can see themselves as global explorers, urban sophisticates, retro-studs, bad girls — you name it. more »»

From rags to riches to rags

March 5, 2010 In Yiddish, the word for rag is “Shmatta” — a word I’ve always loved for a bunch of reasons. more »»

Brotherhood, sisterhood and My Home Town

February 26, 2010 General George S. Patton, a man who knew how to run things, said, “Success demands a high level of logistical and organizational competence. more »»

Paper tigers

February 19, 2010 Does anybody know exactly how many people it takes to put on the official Winter Carnival events? I don’t, but I know it’s extensive. more »»

Foot notes

February 12, 2010 For most folks of My Home Town, the official start of Winter Carnival is the coronation. But not me. For me Carnival only begins after I’ve finished the Ice Palace Fun . more »»

The golden dream

February 5, 2010 Categorizing Saranac Lakers can be a tricky thing. more »»

When fright makes right

January 29, 2010 Clearly, certain talents run in certain families. For example, some families produce musicians, others artists and still others engineers, mechanics or mathematicians. more »»

When fright makes right

January 29, 2010 Clearly, certain talents run in certain families. For example, some families produce musicians, others artists and still others engineers, mechanics or mathematicians. more »»

Homeland security

January 22, 2010 While I love writing for a newspaper, I can’t stand reading them. More precisely, I can’t stand reading news — especially the national and international stuff. more »»

Homeland security

January 22, 2010 While I love writing for a newspaper, I can’t stand reading them. More precisely, I can’t stand reading news — especially the national and international stuff. more »»

One-way Seidenstein rides again!

January 8, 2010 A great character from the past was a dashing aviator named Douglas “Wrong Way” Corrigan. If he didn’t come by his nickname honestly, he did come by it interestingly. more »»

If you’ve already heard this one, don’t stop me

December 24, 2009 I was at school, walking through the culinary building, when a kid came out of the chefs’ lab. “That smells delicious,” I said. more »»

The Christian-Hebraic holidays — SL?style

December 18, 2009 Probably due to their unique perspectives, every religion tends to baffle outsiders. more »»

John Brown — beyond the pale

December 11, 2009 On Monday’s Enterprise, a front page heading caught my eye: “… John Brown died for freedom.” It was a perfect heading — short, direct and unambiguous. more »»

The Fab Four, the Dope and the Green-Eyed Monster

December 4, 2009 The year I graduated from high school was a banner year. Not due to my graduating, which was due less to my effort than my teachers’ charity. more »»

Literary notes from the unsound and the furry

November 27, 2009 In 10th grade, I was introduced to Shakespeare with “Julius Caesar,” and I wasn’t impressed. more »»

Brother Clark, Old Lady Hickey and the sweet by and by

November 20, 2009 It seems the only thing almost everyone hates to do is laundry — especially at the laundromat. But not me. I like going to the laundromat. more »»

A Dope of French letters

November 13, 2009 You want to know what tickles my sardonic fancy? It’s listening to people screech about all the immigrants in America who can’t speak English. more »»

 
 

 

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