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Bad chemistry

October 1, 2010 For decades, one sin from my distant past has come back to haunt me. It happened my junior year in high school and involved The Bayou Swamp Thang — Carl Marsalise. more »»

Stressin’, confessin’ and messin’

September 24, 2010 I’m in a room in Medical Associates. Taped to my chest are electrodes that lead to some freaky machine, on which my vital signs dance across a monito. more »»

The village people: Life in the art room

September 17, 2010 Halfway through my senior year in high school, I found myself in a quandary. more »»

The double trouble of Dubble Bubble

September 3, 2010 As a self-professed live-and-let-live kinda guy, I’m always amazed when I catch myself being annoyed by things I’ve no right to be annoyed b. more »»

A case of the Willy’s

August 27, 2010 Earlier this week on a late-night walk, I was overcome by a strange feeling. It wasn’t exactly deja vu, but something eerily familiar from my past hung in the air. more »»

Hollywood hits ... and misses

August 20, 2010 To me, aging is a mystery. Of course for a long time, maybe my first 30 years, I wasn’t aging. Instead I was maturing. more »»

Both on — and over — the hill

August 13, 2010 In the Old Testament, Mt. more »»

The lows of high adventure

August 6, 2010 Years ago, I was friends with an accomplished scientist. But unlike a lot of other science weenies, he was a vast and versatile reader, as well-versed in literature and the arts as he was in scienc. more »»

Pishers in Paradise

July 30, 2010 For a long time I followed the news religiously. I read the New York Times every day, Newsweek and Time every week, and I listened to radio news the rest of the time. more »»

Roadblocks on Memory Lane

July 23, 2010 Over the past few years, my memory has become mighty strange. For example, if we had a two-hour conversation this morning, by the afternoon I’d be lucky if I remembered any of it. more »»

Of human beardage

July 16, 2010 This month marks the 45th anniversary of me growing my first beard. In my near half-century of beardage, I’ve worn every style of facial hair but one. more »»

The fools and the falls

July 9, 2010 It all started in early June, with a call from a fellow member of The Brotherhood, Ron Burdick. more »»

Connections — BBB?and otherwise

July 2, 2010 Currently, based on an initiative from hizzoner Clyde Rabideau, a committee is working to create a walk of fame. more »»

Manners, in a manner of speaking

June 25, 2010 Back in the peak of the Schizophrenic Sixties, a famous quote about young people made the rounds. more »»

Notes from Fat City

June 18, 2010 Several years ago a book came out called “Men Are from Mars, Women Are From Venus. more »»

The qualities of a quality guy

June 11, 2010 Bob Griffin was unlike any friend I ever had. He was a great athlete, a dedicated teacher, a devoted family man. But so are a lot of peopl. more »»

So how many Saranac Lake locals does it take?

June 4, 2010 I’ve always been fascinated by word play. And when I say word play, I pretty much mean all word play. more »»

Memorial Day 2010

May 28, 2010 This year, during the hottest May I can remember, I’d like to memorialize the coolest person I’ve ever known — Bea Drutz. more »»

Out of step

May 21, 2010 At the Paul Smith’s graduation last Sunday I was reminded of one of my graduations — the one I never attended — my boot camp graduation. more »»

The case of the phantom cathouse

May 14, 2010 When friends from distant climes call and ask what’s happening, I always tell them the same thing — “Nothing.” But believe it or not, last week something happened. more »»



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