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Happiness is contagious!

August 23, 2014 How many of you enter the sweepstakes? I have a story to tell you that I hope will make you laugh. more »»

The Cubs ... or naked croquet?

August 23, 2014 My “naked croquet” headline is also the title of a funny little story by Leslie Fiedler, who was much more famous for his literary criticism than for his fiction. more »»

Prosperity can eliminate Ebola virus

August 23, 2014 An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. more »»

Jiminy Cricket indeed ... or not

August 22, 2014 After struggling to describe a flower that gets no description even on the Internet, writing about a cricket is a snap. more »»

Looking back on football, bands

August 22, 2014 Training camps held by the Buffalo Bills at the State University of New York at Fredonia have become an almost distant memory. more »»

Helping, and thanking, our veterans

August 21, 2014 Finally, all three of our Congressional District representatives have managed to sign on to legislation that is good for a substantial group of American. more »»

Ivy League under fire

August 20, 2014 Ivy League schools and their cousins (for example, Stanford and Duke) have recently been criticized for being bad for students and for malicious discrimination. more »»

Written on a rainy day

August 19, 2014 It’s too bad that a rainy day has such a reputation for being the dismal times of our lives. more »»

Seeking likeability, honesty

August 18, 2014 Likeability is a treasure. And honesty is a component of likeability. Caring, engaging, speaking little about self, and showing much greater interest in others ... more »»

Different dance, but same tune for state

August 17, 2014 Something that always amuses me are current or wannabe officeholders who proclaim that if elected they will make job creation their number-one priorit. more »»

New leaders

August 17, 2014 I am writing this letter in response to the recent articles that have been published regarding the current status of Brooks Memorial Hospital. more »»

Many support state SAFE Act

August 17, 2014 Congressman Tom Reed has taken the pledge. So have Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino, state Sen. Catherine Young and Assemblyman Andrew Goodell. more »»

Changes can begin in our homes

August 17, 2014 Vicki Westling’s commentary (July 30) on the decline of values in our society is right on. As a former middle school and high school teacher, I was amazed at the behavior of some of my students. more »»

Tears of love

August 17, 2014 A tear slid down her face. How could this be a happy moment? One of those moments that will forever leave a mark or milestone per se. Her heart thumped to the beat of a drum buried deep in her chest. more »»

Why I write this column

August 16, 2014 Recently I thought seriously about quitting writing. Of course, before I could give it up, I had to analyze why I write. I started way back when I thought I wanted to teach. more »»

Lion’s tooth

August 15, 2014 Let’s talk about Leontodon, last name: autumnalis, if one prefers formality. more »»

Saying and doing are not the same

August 13, 2014 It isn’t always easy to keep one’s word. Sometimes we make promises that are just impossible to fulfill, and then again sometimes we just quit and give up. more »»

Important city issues overlooked

August 11, 2014 As a city of Dunkirk resident and taxpayer and past councilman, I have to comment on this council’s handling of our city budget and the unnecessary remarks made by recently resigned Councilwoman... more »»

Taking sides when it comes to politics

August 10, 2014 I recently had occasion to travel to Minnesota, that lair of licentious liberalism. It felt good to be back amongst like-minded individuals. The cacophonous cadre of conservatism was getting me down. more »»

Our treasured beaches need attention

August 10, 2014 I have lived in Chautauqua County my entire life — 43 years, but have lived in Fredonia for the past 20 years. more »»



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