Category : Editorial


Broken Relationships

Dear Sue Ellen, My daughter and I have never gotten along since her dad divorced me for another woman. It’s like my daughter blames me for everything. I am sad about this and I don’t know how to reach out…

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On Visiting Cooperstown

By Michael Brown Last week, I wrote about my trip to New York and to the Adirondack Mountains. Besides wanting to hike Upstate, I had two additional goals for the trip, both involving a drive to Cooperstown. Cooperstown, N.Y. is…

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Penny for Your Thoughts

By Mark Magnan Let me start this week by saying a “Thank You” to our local police. Not exactly all of them, although they are certainly a valuable part of our community. Specifically the officers that I see at the…

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Return of the Prodigal

I have recently come into closer contact with a very old painting; The Return of the Prodigal by Rembrandt. This painting came to me through the reading of a book of the same title by Henri Nouwen. This book details…

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Hello Kitty

Dear Sue Ellen, My five-year-old daughter packed her Hello Kitty suitcase and told me she was going to run away because I wouldn’t buy her some ballerina slippers. She was really mad. I let her walk to the end of…

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On Climbing Phelps Mountain

Last week, after working in Albany for a few days, I was able to take some time and travel about central and upstate New York. When I mention New York, most people think about the city and not about the…

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Random Ramblings

By Mark MagnanHave you ever wondered what the big deal is about “organic” eggs? I mean if you think of where they come from, what small difference does it make what the silly chicken ate? And of all the birds…

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He’s off to college

Dear Sue Ellen, We are getting our son ready to leave for college and I am a wreck. I want to be supportive, but I am not ready for this. Do you have any words of encouragement? Wrecked Mom Dear…

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On Meteors

Early last Friday morning, I, as likely did some of you, rose and headed out to gaze at the sky. It was the peak night for viewing the Perseid meteor shower. My anticipation was high as I drove down to…

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Weekly Ramblings

By Mark Magnan What a great time to live. It used to be that you had to be part mechanic to steal a car, you needed to “hotwire” a car with a few tools. Now it seems that you have…

0 Comments / 22 View / August 29, 2016