Adirondack Daily Enterprisehttp://www.adirondackdailyenterprise.com/page/category.detail/nav/5271/View from the Porch, by Paul Willcotten-usWed, 25 May 2016 13:03:19 EDTWed, 25 May 2016 13:03:19 EDThttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssFear as a political virtuehttp://www.adirondackdailyenterprise.com/page/content.detail/id/562476.htmlWhen it was not yet certain that Donald Trump would be the Republican nominee for President, I heard a commentator say that the Clinton campaign was already working on tactics to defeat him. Then he pointed out the obvious. "They run scared.Tue, 17 May 2016 00:00:00 EDTDickens for presidenthttp://www.adirondackdailyenterprise.com/page/content.detail/id/562107.htmlDuring World War II, posters reminded us to be careful not to reveal information that would help the enemy. They warned that "LOOSE LIPS MIGHT SINK SHIPS." At some point, the qualification was dropped, giving us "LOOSE LIPS SINK SHIPS.Tue, 3 May 2016 00:00:00 EDTGrocery shoppinghttp://www.adirondackdailyenterprise.com/page/content.detail/id/561804.htmlA couple of weeks ago, I drove to Lake Placid to buy some groceries at Hannaford. A few days after that, I found myself at an open-air market on a Caribbean island buying an item or two from each of several different vendors.Tue, 19 Apr 2016 00:00:00 EDTOn cats, dogs and a wordhttp://www.adirondackdailyenterprise.com/page/content.detail/id/561477.htmlI recently read in the New York Times that rumination can cause all kinds of problems: anxiety, depression, probably diarrhea, certainly athlete's foot. That's bad. I ruminate a lot.Tue, 5 Apr 2016 00:00:00 EDTHolding back the riverhttp://www.adirondackdailyenterprise.com/page/content.detail/id/561027.htmlIn my last column, "New York values," I wrote that trying to stop change is a fool's errand. It can't be done. Never mind what I said then; today I'm going to do my bit to stop a kind of change that bothers me a lot.Tue, 22 Mar 2016 00:00:00 EDT