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Don’t take the tree down!

The year 1994 brought a huge change in my life:  I was in a rut and had to do something to get my life back on track.  My getting-out-of-the-rut adventure brought me to Winooski, Vermont.  

I was hired by a prestigious law firm in Burlington and set up residence in The Woolen Mill.  The Mill, built in 1881, was an actual operating mill at one time.  It closed in 1954 ...

A mass debate

Last week the Democratic presidential candidates got together and contested the issues in front of a national audience. Because there are 25 candidates throwing their hat into the ring, each one had to answer the questions in 60 seconds, and they had to have a tiny hat. Most answered in 140 characters or less, and that’s why some saved time by saying “U” instead of saying ...

The power of words

Once when I was asked to address a large group of women on the subject of  teaching their children about sex, I used, in context, the word beginning with f and ending with k. The intake of oxygen was audible!

I told them the story of my daughter Lisa’s first day at school. She came home and asked what THAT word meant. It gave me the opportunity to teach Lisa the difference between ...

Peekskill's Back Pages

Author’s Note: The new historical book profiled here is the subject of a Peekskill Museum program at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 14, at 124 Union Ave., Peekskill. Speakers include past Peekskill historian John Curran, Robin Goldsand, Charles Newman, and Ted Ruback. Admission is free. Books will be available for purchase at $20, or can be ordered by sending a check for $25 (including postal ...