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The Journey To Success Is A Bumpy Road

Hello again, everyone! First off, I would like to thank all of you for your support. I have loads of e-mails every week from all my loyal readers here from The Post-Journal! As I was thinking about what to write about for all of you today, there is one question many of you are asking that I ...

When It Comes To Trump, There Is A Little Secret

Trump confounds his critics and friends. Maybe he confounds you. But you can understand a lot about Trump if you follow my friend’s advice. John is a big-time corporate head hunter. He finds people to fill jobs that pay multi-millions. He gets paid only if he finds the perfect executives. ...

Musical Fathers

About five weeks ago, the Voice from the Bullpen paid tribute to all the mothers on their special day with hits from the musical world, listing numerous songs that included some kind of derivative of the word Mother. Being that I have been an Interscholastic Coach for many years, and have ...

Topel And Margo: Part I

I had been on a roll. Robo calls came in daily. Answering my telephone, which signaled the telephone numbers to the probable robo call, was a drag. One day, a call came in from a New York City area code. My mindset was believing, “Oh, here’s another one. Now it’s even rooted in the ...

The Longest Day

The Alzheimer’s Association wants to make this, June 21, the shortest day for each of us. I’ve kept their ad for five years (that’s a surprise in itself), wanting to use it for a column but not sure what I really had to say on the topic. Now it seems elementary. “Do what you love ...

Hay Time

It is the season to make hay. I cannot help but notice how much the haying process has changed through the years. When my husband was farming he mowed his own hay. Since the farm was close to a valley the hay was not dry enough to cut until late morning. First, he’d milk the cows, come in ...

Wow Dunkirk!

If the city of Dunkirk hasn’t been on your radar lately, take another look. Big things are happening-from international sporting events to sleek thoroughfares, and a new company moving in that will call Chautauqua County home. “The city of Dunkirk is revitalizing,” Mayor Willie Rosas ...

‘We Garden’ As Metaphor For Marriage

I garden. Yes. You garden. Yes. He gardens. Yes. She gardens. Yes. But, “We garden?” In our household, not so much. My wife and I both like to grow vegetables. Maryellen also delights in growing herbs and flowers. I stick with munchable stuff. We got married fairly late in ...

Old Maps Useful For History Research

When someone does local history or family history research, they need to be aware of the history of the area in which they are researching. We know that boundaries of various government entities-states, counties, towns, cities etc.-change over time. The town of Ellicott contained more area at ...

Cheerios — More Than Cereal

There is a fine dusting of powdered cheerios on everything in my house — but, the majority of it resides on my floors. I am not kidding or exaggerating when I say that I’ve swept the floor five times just tonight. Make no mistake — there are still crushed cheerios lurking around ...

The Constitutional Crisis Is Now

I keep hearing that if Donald Trump fires special counsel Robert Mueller, we’ll face a constitutional crisis. Or if Mueller subpoenas Trump to testify and Trump defies the subpoena, it’s a constitutional crisis. Or if Mueller comes up with substantial evidence that Trump is guilty of ...

Mild GOP Pushback On Trump’s ‘Spygate’

WASHINGTON — It has taken that major Trump whopper — that the FBI planted a spy in the Mueller investigation — to begin to shake the Republican establishment out of the torpor cast by the truth-deficient man in the Oval Office. The first Republican notable to lift the cloud was House ...

Dad’s Rocky Relationship Makes Life A Bumpy Ride

DEAR ABBY: I’m turning 17 and live with my dad and his girlfriend. They have broken up four times, causing my dad and me to retreat to the basement where we live the peaceful, happy life we did before he met her. When they first started dating, she was very nice, and I liked her. However, ...

Where, What And How You Purchase Your Medication Could Impact The Cost

Question: My doctor ordered a new medication for me. When I went to pick it up from the pharmacy the co-pay was pretty high. I have already met my deductible. I asked the pharmacists about it. I said “If my co-pay is this much (more than $90), how much does it actually cost?” The ...

Do Statin Drugs Deplete The Body’s CoQ10?

By Keith Roach, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: I am writing to inquire about the effects of statins on the body. My husband is a 66-year-old diabetic taking metformin and atorvastatin. A highly respected chemist friend told us that the statin drugs completely deplete the body of CoQ10, and recommended ...

NRA Does Not Support Terrorism

This is in response to the article in the readers forum “NRA SUPPORTS WHITE AMERICAN TERRORISTS.” I was not going to respond to such a ridiculous and incendiary article but then I got to thinking. Why did the writer frame the title “White American Terrorists” and not just “American ...

Leaning Too Far To The Other Side

The late comedic genius (my opinion), Henny Youngman often delivered a joke about going into a doctor’s office, raising his arm and saying, “Doc, it hurts when I do this.” The doctor very nonchalantly (as expressed in Youngman’s delivery) responded, “Then don’t do ...

CLA Has Differing View Of Herbicide Program

This is to correspond in regard to the June 3 front page article in The Post-Journal about the scheduled herbicide treatment for areas of Chautauqua Lake. The information that was presented needs to be clarified, expanded upon and in some cases corrected. For example, absent from the listed ...

Downtown Jamestown Is On The Move

Downtown Jamestown is on the move! Having grown up here in the Pearl City, I fondly remember Saturday afternoon shopping with my mom. The highlight was often a visit to Bigelow’s Department Store. As a young girl, I was mesmerized by the glamorous women behind the cosmetics counter and the ...

An End Or A Beginning?

Graduation is upon us. College graduations have already taken place. High school graduations are coming up. Even preschoolers these days graduate so it is a process that all students relate to. I always think — is it a beginning or is it an end? I think that depends on the level of the ...