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In Defense Of Stuff

October 22, 2016 I went up into the attic the other day, and if attics could talk this one would tell you that as I climbed the stairs, I had this look on my face that told all the stuff up there that I meant... more »»

Celebrating Halloween With Your Pets

October 22, 2016 I love fall and decorating with Indian corn, and pumpkins and I love the Halloween decorations of jack-o-lanterns, and black cats. more »»

I Came For The Food, Not The Dancing

October 22, 2016 I don’t like to dance. I’m not very good at it, so maybe that’s why I don’t like to. When I go to a wedding it is the elephant in the roo. more »»

Games Without Frontiers

October 20, 2016 We may not always realize it, and we certainly don’t always know how to see it, but there is some definite movement happening in our underground music scene. more »»

Childhood Slavery Freed By New Tools

October 19, 2016 I was an enslaved child. We all were, back in the 1940s. At Grandma’s house, we wee ones picked rocks, tugged at weeds, held stuff and moved stuff when the older folks harvested crops. more »»

Trick Or Treat: Halloween Doesn’t Have To Be Scary

October 19, 2016 In the spirit of the season, I recently introduced my daughter to the Harry Potter Trivia game my dad got me for Christmas many moons ago. more »»

Winnie And Me

October 16, 2016 Perhaps my earliest memory is of a stay at Chautauqua’s Hotel Atheneum with my cousin and our grandmother. more »»

A Brush With Poverty

October 16, 2016 Those of you who have followed this column for years know that there were numerous periods in my life when there were hard times. I grew up in a single parent home when that was anything but the norm. more »»

Stories My Father Told Me

October 16, 2016 My father died in Crystal River, Florida, on April 7, 1999, from a long battle with Parkinsonism. He was just shy of 80. In his eulogy, I called him “the Cary Grant of fathers. more »»

Going To School At Walgreens

October 16, 2016 This past summer I attended the 45th year reunion of my graduation from Jamestown High School. more »»

An Open Letter To The Town Of Busti Board Members

October 15, 2016 Sometimes the best use of this column is to give others a voice. more »»

It’s Time To Fill The Feeders

October 15, 2016 Chilly temperatures and shorter days mean it’s time to fill the bird feeders, so let me review the best foods to offer backyard birds Sunflower Seeds (best feeder - tubes). more »»

A Different Lifetime

October 15, 2016 Not too long ago I came across an old, dusty box here at The Post-Journal that contained newspaper clips of fire-related stories from June/July 199. more »»


October 13, 2016 Today marks exactly 15 years since the passing of my first and most influential music mentor. On Oct. more »»

Giving A Speech? There Are Tricks To It

October 12, 2016 Back in my college days, as an adjunct to my part-time job as a newspaper sports writer, I assisted in radio broadcasts of some basketball games. “You sound good,” I was told. more »»

Remembering The Pledge

October 12, 2016 I remember starting off every school day by standing, facing the good old Red, White and Blue and reciting the Pledge of Allegianc. more »»

Die Hard Fans (And Trust Me ... We Have)

October 9, 2016 Most who know me, know I have an allegiance to the sports teams of Cleveland, the Indians and Browns especially. more »»

Almost Everywhere A Raccoon

October 9, 2016 Raccoons. Make a sandwich or so, stow it far back in the Havahart and wait. Quillow never saw the first of the three I trapped, set up a huge ruckus with N. more »»

A Change For The Better

October 9, 2016 What do you think of when you hear the term metamorphosis? My mind immediately goes to the change that a moth undergoes to become a butterfly although Webster’s defines it merely as a change in shap... more »»

Fall Leaves — Managing A Beautiful Resource

October 9, 2016 Each fall, property owners repeat the cycle of managing the leaves that drop from the trees into their yards. more »»

Do You Dare Shut Out A Nice Neighbor?

October 9, 2016 I want to tell you a story. When I’m finished, I invite you to close your eyes to visualize this talk of two families. One family lives relatively securely in a nice comfortable home. more »»



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