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“Wild thing, you make my heart sing.” Either you love it or you hate it. more

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I will be 80 soon, and it has taken me this long to figure out who I am. more

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My last column was on the subject of change. In the past two months I’ve had to adjust to a personal change: a broken left leg. more

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Change is both inevitable and ubiquitous. The moon has its phases. Mill Creek ebbs and flows depending on snow melt and rainfall. more

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The day before the solstice, March 19, will be an historic event: World Monopoly Day. That is when Hasbro, the maker of Monopoly, will announce what token will replace the thimble. more

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Snowbirds who go south for all or part of the winter months probably won’t agree with me, but I think icicles are lovely. more

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Each year, when I write my Christmas cards, I included a quote. This year I chose lyrics from the song “Thankful.” more

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I have always referred to my home as “the farm,” but it is a farm in name only. more

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My first submission to the paper 18 years ago was about the beauty of autumn in the North Country. I would be remiss if I failed to write on this subject again. more

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Procrastination – the avoidance of doing a task, putting off until tomorrow things that we should do today. more

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Wildflowers grow abundantly here in the North Country. more

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I have a plaque in my kitchen that reads, “We don’t stop laughing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop laughing”. more

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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

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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