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Commentary

Mental health acceptance becoming a norm

As we move into new seasons, we are given opportunities for new perspectives. Shifting our perspectives can sometimes be a challenge. Shifting takes conscious work; you shift perspective by thinking or doing something differently to change yourself, your situation or others. To create a strong ...

This didn’t have to be so complicated

What do the new congressional districts in this part of New York look like? Before we get to that, let’s back up. In August 2021, this column observed that New York has enough people west of Syracuse and Binghamton for four such districts. It would have made sense for: ¯ One district ...

Grateful attitude does not mix with politics

I’ve been wondering as Memorial Day approaches if we’ve finally reached a point where Republican veterans will have larger flags on their graves than Democrats? Each and every year for quite some time now, that divide has grown larger and more important to the “Thank you for your ...

Major leaks in a Naval fleet

The Freedom class Littoral Combat ships, the Navy’s contribution to the war on terror, have been a total disaster. We should all be concerned about that because it may mean higher taxes or even contribute to defeat in a future naval war. Some may remember the Freedom class Littoral Combat ...

Mapping out the final journey

Wednesday was a beautiful day to be in the Mayflower Cemetery. The sun shining over Cape Cod and the South Shore was bright enough to warm our skin. The soft ocean breeze kept us comfortable during our short labors at the family graves. Yes, there is such a thing as a good cemetery day. I ...

Grin and bear it with disinformation

A few weeks ago, the Biden Administration had proposed installing a Disinformation Czar to weed out, you guessed it, disinformation. It will be his, her, or they’s job to determine what is true and what ain’t. Well darn it, that idea didn’t last long. It is now on pause for further ...