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Write-In Euphoria On Election Day

May 28, 2014 I love the act of voting. For most of 50 years I had to write newspaper stories about every election, so going to vote was no great patriotic march. more »»

Remembering And Honoring

May 25, 2014 It was a long winter and, so far, a short and sloppy spring, and even though the official beginning of summer is weeks away, Memorial Day seems to bring out the grills, the wearing of brighter... more »»

The Prom

May 25, 2014 Around here it is prom season or soon will be. more »»

Defining Selective Empathy

May 25, 2014 Selective empathy. Webster’s New World Dictionary defines empathy as projecting one’s personality into another’s personality to best understand the others emotions, thoughts and feelings. more »»

The Black Hole Of A Transactional Business Mindset

May 25, 2014 Perhaps hundreds of times throughout a typical workday, you are presented with an opportunity to develop relationships that will serve as a conduit for your business’s sustained growth beyond your... more »»

Editor's Note

May 24, 2014 When my father asked us to watch his dog this week, he said we should know the family beagle doesn’t hear very well anymore. That’s to be expected. more »»

Find ’Em

May 24, 2014 A few weeks ago, I did something I haven’t done in a long time; I drove to Allegany State Park and acted as a runner during the National Police Bloodhound Association training semina. more »»

What Is Our Symbol For Democracy?

May 24, 2014 I’ve been thinking about the concept of permanence, inasmuch as anything exists foreve. more »»

Tell Today’s Teens The Financial Realities

May 21, 2014 Let’s tell our teenagers the “magic number:” $100,000 a year. That’s what it takes these days for a family of four to be considered solidly “middle clas. more »»

We Count Everything In Baseball

May 18, 2014 Part of the dialogue in the movie “For Love of the Game” included a conversation between main character, Billy Chapel (Kevin Costner) and new girlfriend, Jane Aubry (Kelly Preston), where she asked... more »»

Now I Know That It Is Spring

May 18, 2014 When I went over to my daughter’s for Mother’s Day brunch I checked the bed of rhubarb. Guess what? It is ready. more »»

The Truth Behind Your Career Daydream: What Is Your Gut Telling You?

May 18, 2014 Have you ever considered making a life-changing career decision, only to hold yourself back and stick with what is most comfortable? Like you, I’ve occasionally found myself in this holding pattern... more »»

Editor’s Note

May 17, 2014 Nearly half of American households own at least one dog, according to the Humane Society’s website. In our home, sometimes we feel like adding a furry friend to our future family. more »»

The Love Of One Mother

May 17, 2014 Today I have a story. It’s a sad but enlightening one in that it gives us a glimpse of some of the interesting people we find in our world. And it’s a testament to a mother’s love. more »»

The Little Chickens And The Dumb Cluck

May 14, 2014 “One little, two little, three little ... chickens?” That is what we had a month or so ago. Fifteen peeping balls of yellowish fuzz. Oh, so cute. more »»

Tired But Can’t Sleep At Night?

May 11, 2014 The refrigerator is humming, the clock is ticking, the computer light is flashing, the ice machine is clunking, and I am tossing and turning all night long. more »»

Battling The Heroin Epidemic

May 11, 2014 Now it has come to my attention that we in Chautauqua County have joined the ranks of larger metropolitan regions of our great state of New York with a major drug problem. Namely, heroin. more »»

Becoming A Mother

May 11, 2014 Before you were conceived I wanted you. Before you were born I loved you. Before you were here an hour I would die for you. This is the miracle of life. more »»

Dig In

May 11, 2014 Patty Hammond leads Family and Consumer Science Programs at Cornell University Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County. more »»

Three Little Words

May 11, 2014 I believe there have been a couple, maybe more, songs with this title that have been sung through many years, and in these songs, we hopefully know that those three little words are I LOVE YOU. more »»



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