Preparing for the trip almost as fun as taking it

Planning for upcoming trips has gradually turned into a pastime that I enjoy almost as much as making the trip itself. My sister has never...

We don’t listen to each other. We’re afraid of each other.

Whenever possible on a given first day of the week, I watch CBS Sunday Morning’s first 20 minutes before heading out to church. Yesterday,...

Highlights from the best four days in the sports year

If I can brag a bit, I am a bit proud of myself. Sat down to enjoy the NCAA marathon Thursday evening and was lamenting...

Swimming with crocodiles may be hazardous to your health

In case you ever wondered, swimming with crocodiles is not exactly the best idea. Take, for example, the recent case of the 18-year-old man in...

Catch and release rules at Angelpond

Gone are the days of young adulthood when a good few hours of fishing meant adding to a meal or two and contributing to...

What’s in a name? Did ‘Ossian’ really exist?

We residents pronounce it “ah-see-un.” My wife and I once discovered an Ossian in central New York state south of Rochester near Danville. Those residents...

Enjoying March Madness even with a busted bracket

Busted. It didn’t take too long into the annual NCAA men’s basketball tournament to see that my hopes of creating a perfect bracket were gone. And...

Elizabeth’s birthday? Check. An appointment? No way.

This ought to work. By golly, it ought to work. Yet it doesn’t. Several years ago, I wondered which I would acquire first — a cellphone...

We can do this — and we must do that

There are projects that pop up from time to time that call a community to action. The community’s response determines the community’s future. There...

Hey, World, I want my hours back!

Dear World: Every year around this time you feel the need to move your clocks ahead by an hour. You claim this makes use of...