Adirondack Daily Enterprise from the Porch, by Paul Willcotten-usFri, 29 Jul 2016 13:36:57 EDTFri, 29 Jul 2016 13:36:57 EDT up and dressing down couple of weeks ago I made my way to New York City for a dose of high culture - chamber music composed by musical saints such as Brahms and Beethoven, and performed in Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center by some of the most accomplished musicians...Tue, 12 Jul 2016 00:00:00 EDTPaying my debt years ago I incurred a debt to some Muslims. I was an English professor at the University of Baghdad at the start of the Six-Day War between an alliance of Arab countries and Israel.Tue, 28 Jun 2016 00:00:00 EDTAre you retired? its face, that's an innocuous question that should elicit a straightforward "yes" or "no" answer. But it brings out the curmudgeon in me. I usually dismiss out-of-hand evaluations or questionnaires, since they tend to limit answers in that way.Tue, 14 Jun 2016 00:00:00 EDTA commencement address you'll never hear just can't figure it out. I've never been asked to give a commencement address. I'm an award-winning columnist.Tue, 31 May 2016 00:00:00 EDTFear as a political virtue 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 EDT