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We Americans are believers in luck: good luck, bad luck, Lady Luck, beginners luck, the luck of the draw and the luck of the Irish, to name a few examples. more »

May 11, 2016 12:00 PM Special Interest Columns

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In 1972 we purchased our vacation home in Wevertown which we christened “The Farm”. more »

Apr 6, 2016 12:00 PM Special Interest Columns

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My paternal Grandmother had many wise sayings in her repertoire. more »

Mar 9, 2016 12:00 PM Special Interest Columns

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Anyone who has played bridge or Mah Jongg with me can attest to the fact that I like straight lines. more »

Feb 10, 2016 12:00 PM Special Interest Columns

This is not new information. We learned addition in elementary school. My point is that there is more than one way to reach the answer. more »

Jan 6, 2016 12:00 PM Special Interest Columns

At this time of year, having just celebrated All Souls and All Saints Day and with Thanksgiving and Christmas coming up, we know the important part our ancestors played in making us who we are today. more »

Nov 4, 2015 12:03 PM Special Interest Columns

As a child growing up on busy Albany Street in Schenectady, each Christmas I asked Santa for a bicycle. I never got one, and didn’t even know how to ride. more »

Sep 23, 2015 12:00 PM Special Interest Columns

Driving around the area you’ve probably seen cairns (rocks and stones piled a top each other). more »

Aug 27, 2015 12:00 PM Special Interest Columns 1 Comments

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In 1972 we purchased our vacation home in Wevertown which we christened “The Farm”. more »

Apr 6, 2016 12:00 PM Special Interest Columns

Jan-NickersonBWCrop.jpg

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My paternal Grandmother had many wise sayings in her repertoire. more »

Mar 9, 2016 12:00 PM Special Interest Columns

Jan-NickersonBWCrop.jpg

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Anyone who has played bridge or Mah Jongg with me can attest to the fact that I like straight lines. more »

Feb 10, 2016 12:00 PM Special Interest Columns

This is not new information. We learned addition in elementary school. My point is that there is more than one way to reach the answer. more »

Jan 6, 2016 12:00 PM Special Interest Columns

At this time of year, having just celebrated All Souls and All Saints Day and with Thanksgiving and Christmas coming up, we know the important part our ancestors played in making us who we are today. more »

Nov 4, 2015 12:03 PM Special Interest Columns

As a child growing up on busy Albany Street in Schenectady, each Christmas I asked Santa for a bicycle. I never got one, and didn’t even know how to ride. more »

Sep 23, 2015 12:00 PM Special Interest Columns

Driving around the area you’ve probably seen cairns (rocks and stones piled a top each other). more »

Aug 27, 2015 12:00 PM Special Interest Columns 1 Comments

Years ago women made quilts out of pieces of fabric from old, worn–out dresses. more »

Jul 29, 2015 12:00 PM Opinions

I own a number of flags that I use throughout the year. more »

Jul 2, 2015 12:00 PM Opinions

May is a lovely time of year when the lilac bushes are in bloom. more »

May 27, 2015 12:00 PM Opinions

Take an infamous person, such as Imelda Marcos, and you’ll find at the root of her downfall a fetish. more »

Apr 29, 2015 12:00 PM Opinions

Before our last snowstorm a pair of blue jays flew at my kitchen window. more »

Feb 19, 2015 12:00 PM Opinions

I recently realized the truth in the old adage, “What goes around, comes around”. more »

Jan 22, 2015 12:00 PM Opinions

I’ve developed the habit of looking outside before bedtime and again when I arise. more »

Dec 18, 2014 12:00 PM Opinions

Much has been written on the subject of smiling. more »

Oct 30, 2014 12:00 PM Opinions

I understand that when a doctor wishes to assess the cognitive skills of an elderly patient he asks her to give today’s day and date and the name of the President of the United States. more »

Oct 2, 2014 12:00 PM Opinions

Henry David Thoreau wrote, “We need the tonic of wildness.” more »

Aug 28, 2014 12:00 PM Opinions

Is it just me, or do others have difficulty understanding some television commercials? more »

Jul 16, 2014 12:00 PM Opinions

We Americans greet each other with a smile and a “Hi.” more »

Jun 19, 2014 12:00 PM Opinions

May is that wonderful time of year when the trees begin to leaf, lilacs bloom in the dooryard, and daffodils sprout in the garden. more »

May 15, 2014 12:00 PM Opinions

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