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A fine balance in our lives

January 12, 2016 What makes for a successful life? Is it to make a lot of money; to be the best at something; to have authority over others? Or is it to reach the fulfillment of what your life is supposed to be? A... more »»

Too many weapons in wrong hands

January 11, 2016 Sometimes in this day and age, it is very hard to ignore some people who have no common sense whatsoever. Take, for instance, those who are critical of state Senator Catharine Young. more »»

No profanity, just holiday parking perils with added shock

January 10, 2016 Of course, the true meaning for many at this time of the year had nothing to do with a birth in Bethlehem that changed the world. more »»

Reed’s vote disappoints Republicans

January 10, 2016 Congressmen Tom Reed and Chris Collins have now joined the Republican In Name Only “RINO” hall of shame club. Both voted for the president’s most recent act of fiscal insanity, the 1. more »»

U.S. has drinking problem

January 10, 2016 New data from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals that in 2014, nearly 31,000 Americans died from alcohol-induced causes, including alcohol poisoning and cirrhosis of the liver. more »»

The formula for education

January 10, 2016 Over the past several years, it has been reported that the greatest deterrent to students pursuing a New York state High School Diploma has been mathematics. more »»

An affluenza epidemic

January 10, 2016 Affluent – Having a generously sufficient and typically increasing supply of material possessions and wealth. more »»

Gloria is the cat’s meow

January 8, 2016 Obviously, I do not know cats. I have had one cat or another most of my life. more »»

Thoughts for ringing in the old

January 7, 2016 Christmas is over, along with two months of holiday classics, fantastical lawn decorations, and gingerbread goodness. So too the revelry of New Year’s Eve. more »»

For better or worse: Faculty, student trysts

January 6, 2016 Among the sharpest disagreements faculty have with one another is on whether it is wrong for professors to date or have sex with their students. more »»

War only one battle for veterans

January 5, 2016 We are in the clutches of a deep freeze as winter finally arrives in Western New York. more »»

Another year, more amazement

January 4, 2016 A new year 2016 is upon us. This is a time when we often remember and treasure many of the amazing persons and events which are so fulfilling of what each of us is today. more »»

Area departments need volunteers

January 3, 2016 The mission: to serve and protect our community through education, prevention, preparedness and response. When becoming a firefighter, you do more than just fight fires. more »»

Two words keep helper coming back

January 3, 2016 “Thank you.” It’s what I hear often as I go about my volunteer duties at Brooks Memorial Hospita. more »»

‘No more cabooses’

January 3, 2016 He was a good old farm boy from Iowa that eventually moved to Arizona; fell in love with an old friend of ours, tied the knot — and that’s how we got to know hi. more »»

The irony of affordability programs

January 3, 2016 A funny thing happens when politicians are determined to make a good or service more affordable: It becomes less affordable and/or less available, depending on the approach taken. more »»

Costly new era of government

January 2, 2016 In a recent column, I praised Silver Creek leaders for their handling of issues having to do with water and sewers. more »»

Resolutions for a new year

January 1, 2016 Are there any among us who fail to make New Year’s resolutions? I won’t ask how many are completed successfully by the next December — or how many get forgotten along the way. more »»

New beginning for city in 2016

December 30, 2015 “Destiny is not a matter of chance; it is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for; it is a thing to be achieved. more »»

Small things, big Christmases

December 29, 2015 We all have things we remember from childhood Christmases. My earliest are from the days of the Great Depression of 1929, which lasted a number of years. more »»



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