Adirondack Daily Enterprisehttp://www.adirondackdailyenterprise.com/page/category.detail/nav/5271/View from the Porch, by Paul Willcotten-usSun, 28 Aug 2016 14:52:48 EDTSun, 28 Aug 2016 14:52:48 EDThttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssHumans may be on the verge of extinction?http://www.adirondackdailyenterprise.com/page/content.detail/id/565027.htmlThe problems we face are unlimited in their destructive capacity. They are unprecedented. We are not confronting them with the urgency and resourcefulness that could possibly save us.Tue, 23 Aug 2016 00:00:00 EDTMiracle on Lake Flower Avenuehttp://www.adirondackdailyenterprise.com/page/content.detail/id/564661.htmlMy friend John recently got into a shouting match in the parking lot of a physical rehab facility. He had taken his wheelchair-bound wife there for therapy. He offered to move his car to make space for another wheelchair patient.Tue, 9 Aug 2016 00:00:00 EDTDressing up and dressing downhttp://www.adirondackdailyenterprise.com/page/content.detail/id/563943.htmlA 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 debthttp://www.adirondackdailyenterprise.com/page/content.detail/id/563534.htmlThirty-nine 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?http://www.adirondackdailyenterprise.com/page/content.detail/id/563180.htmlOn 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 EDT