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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 »»

Friends in cyber-places

May 7, 2010 I’ve got a question for you. How can I have 215 officially certified friends but never hear from any of them? Give up? Well, the answer’s simple — I’m on Facebook. more »»

Wind power at its worst

April 30, 2010 According to Yiddish tradition, the definition of a fool is someone who talks too much. Last week I was reminded of this when speaking to my brothe. more »»

The airwaves, the Fat Man and me

April 23, 2010 I’ve been in love with radios my whole lif. more »»

Happy Hour ... the Navy way

April 16, 2010 On behalf of her husband Tom, my pal Sheila Betters Schoenwetter asked if I thought an inordinate number of Saranac Lakers went into the Navy, and if so, why? I’m sure there’s a ream of... more »»

The lowdown on fashion

April 9, 2010 Fashion’s worth, like reality shows’ and congressional lobbyists’, has always eluded me. For example: This year, shirts with cranberry bodies and canary yellow collars are “in. more »»

The Big Shot and the big shot

April 2, 2010 The recent success of our hometown Olympians is a perfect example of local greatness going global. more »»

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 »»



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