Commentary

Come worship together

We Christians always seek to keep reforming our lives that we may better serve the Lord. Coming together with fellow Christians to worship God is a part of our lives that many need to reform. Many Christian denominations have been seeing continuous decline in worship attendance. Worship is ...

Big beef over ‘Green’ deal

A couple of weeks ago Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez announced in a non-binding House Resolution her “Green New Deal.” It should have been entitled “How to Destroy the American Economy and the American Way of Life in 10 Crazy Steps.” Ocasio-Cortez’s panic appears to stem for her ...

Getting help for heroin

This article on “heroin urge management” will deal with heroin treatment the REBT way. When I met with Publisher John D’Agostino more than a year ago, we both agreed that if the articles could help one person, then the column was worth writing. During the past 13 months, your telephone ...

How one views the world

While musing on my third (and final!) column on animism, I happened on this quote from “designer” Michael Anastassiades: “I think it is a magic object; the lightbulb exists in two different forms. One when it is off, the other when it is on, and they’re very different.” No reason ...

Cuomo’s actions to ‘increase death’

Instead of producing an economic and moral environment conducive for citizens to move to New York, our governor has another agenda to impose. Andrew Cuomo not only has “legally” erased distinctions between genders, he signed on to a law to erase the lives of more babies. The law goes ...

The conceptual difficulty of transgenderism

On a current theory, transgender people have a gender that differs from their assigned sex. Traditionally, sex refers to one’s biological category, whereas gender refers to socially constructed norms that tell people how to behave. On this theory, binary people are exclusively male or ...

The famous and faux pas

My life’s work took me into a world I never expected to see. Behind the scenes of radio and TV broadcasting I had many contacts with people I would never have otherwise met. In my earlier days recording abilities were very limited. Celebrities would often tour the country, stopping at ...

More benefits, courtesy of tax returns

It is tax time again for those of us who pay taxes so those who live off of us can survive and enjoy the same life that we do, only they don’t have to pay into it. My question is: why do these individuals receive tax refunds when they don’t work? Their tax refunds are more than a working ...

Steep hills of life’s dreams

A leading sociologist summarized “The Deep Story,” the “subjective prism,” shared by folks she interviewed over several years, reflecting their hope, fear, pride, resentment, and anxiety-all Tea Party friends who agreed with her metaphorical story. “We all have a deep story” (135);* ...

Forecasts come pouring in

You know what really fries my frijoles?!! These weather forecasters that break into my favorite programs with their “doomsday” forecasts. Here I am sitting on the sofa, ready to do my couch-potato act, gripping a bag of Fritos corn chips and can of near beer, in front of the boob-tube ...

We’re responsible for lake’s future

Several weeks ago, members of the Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy Conservation Committee convened a meeting to discuss compiling a statement of concerns regarding the health and condition of Chautauqua Lake. Eighteen participants attended that meeting, including representatives from CWC, ...

An orphan meets his grandfather

My father was 9 by the time he found out that his name was Armenian. Before then, he had never heard the word, much less knew of such a people as Armenians. The place was the Bronx. The year, 1940. The same year that the Cincinnati Reds defeated the Detroit Tigers in seven games to win its ...

Who is accountable in the city?

In April 2018, I was contacted by a district attorney out of Erie County and learned I was being investigated on a petition I turned in to the Board of Elections. The investigation was started because the Board of Elections and Don Williams, First Ward councilman, wanted me charged with a class ...

Exploring possibilities in animism

I welcome back any who were here for last week’s introduction to animism which is, basically, a belief that inanimate objects can have life. That is, they can feel or sense, or know. One of the experiments I devised and did while a student at the University of Colorado in 1959 asked my ...

Pain, concern in a relationship

Last article we met Dakota, a recently retired gentleman whose primary care physician referred him for therapy. An angry outburst in her office was one of untold nubers Dakota had expressed. His initial statement of “… being a dead man walking” introduced vital information. His anger, ...

Lessons in history and love

By RAY LENARCIC Every February, when Washington’s birthday and Valentine’s Day roll around, I’m reminded of sixth grade at Church Street Elementary in Little Falls and my teacher, the late John Homrighaus. He was also my fourth-grade teacher and we all loved the guy. He was young, ...

Winter on the horizon

As with all things there is a time for staying and a time for leaving ... as I find myself facing a new era in my life I have asked for, and Mr. D’Agostino has graciously obliged, a temporary leave of absence. I have been writing “Another Voice” for almost 10 years now and some of what ...

Plenty of links to Valentine’s Day

The following is my summary of NPR’s Arnie Seipel’s summary of University of Colorado at Boulder historian Noel Lenski’s theory regarding the evolution of St. Valentine’s Day: The roots are in ancient Rome where there was an annual winter fertility ritual during which the names/numbers ...

Character, values bring leadership

Presidents Day will be here next week. We remember Washington and Lincoln and all of our presidents, all 45 of them. We pay tribute to them for their dedicated public service and personal valor. Truly, history records most of our presidents as heroes of virtue, noble in service, and honorable ...

Reed still closely aligned to Trump

Our Congressman, Tom Reed, was re-elected last year in part because of his supposed commitment to “bipartisanship” and good governing. Repeatedly, in the early days of his newest term, however, he has failed our district because of his partisanship. While Donald Trump holds a ...