The Old Man and the Boy drew close to the fireplace. The white house up the hill from the lake had electricity once in a while in winter, thanks to the solar array constructed by the Old Man’s…

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Last Thursday, I posted the following as a comment to an article in The Atlantic concerning the post-election fate of Trump supporters (assuming a Clinton victory): “It would behoove the new a…

I don’t remember exactly how I met Allan J. Gold, but for some reason as a newly minted Manhattan-based attorney I was able to help him out with something, and to call him my Canadian friend. …

It was the wee hours of the morning of Nov. 6, 1968. The election coverage “newsroom” of WRUR, the University of Rochester radio station, was a commandeered cafeteria. The undergraduate staff,…

Back in the 1950s, the Syracuse Nationals featured a lanky, 6-foot-9, crew-cut redhead named Johnny Kerr at pivot. He was a classic pivot man, maybe a little bit slow but with a deadly high-ar…

It is still early on in Northern Colorado, where I have recently completed the one-way drive from the shores of Seneca Lake by big yellow Penske truck.

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If you ever want a story, just start a conversation with Paul Barrett. The Finger Lakes Times publisher is a genuine raconteur, and the best tales involve his decades in the newspaper business…

When I lived on Long Island, the good citizens of the Town of Babylon railed against setting up a wind farm off the south shore, basically because they would have to look at the windmills. The…

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We have a Closing Date. On June 1, we will hand over the keys to our little house across from Seneca Lake and head west. Like each of the six previous ones, it will represent both a metaphoric…

There is a prominent bank that touts higher interest rates and lower fees because it has no retail offices, and therefore no tellers. It cuts out the middleman. Actually, it cuts out the peopl…

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There is much that can be said for all-volunteer armed forces and against the use of conscription. Classically, the conscientious objector has viewed the draft as a tyrannical tool. Those of u…

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Yes, I did tell you I would keep away from some of the mundane political stuff from here on in, but I have an excuse for last week, in the form of the stomach virus that was and is going aroun…

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Karen and I will be leaving Geneva shortly, to join our kids in Colorado. Our sojourn will have lasted almost six years, and you will see no further discussion here as to this pretty much acci…

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