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    “Missing Mister”

    When I started my broadcast career back in the late ‘50’s at WNDR in Syracuse monitoring police scanners, checking updates from a Western Union teletype machine and writing local copy, virtually every station in town had a full time newsroom, staffed around the clock.



    Last week, the president addressed the two Houses of the Congress with his sixth State of the Union message. The only problem with his 70 minute speech was that Barack Obama misstated the state of the Union. I keep wondering what universe he occupies.


    No time for Paris

    When our friends are in need, we show up. It may be a friend who is hurting and needs a hug, or a friend in the hospital, or at a funeral, but we know the importance of showing up. Woody Allen was known for the quote that 80% of life is just showing up.


    Memories of snowshoeing Mariposa Grove loupe

    Winter has finally arrived and now to set aside time to enjoy our mountain snow. If down-hill skiing is a little too adventurous, why not try cross-country skiing or even slow your pace a little and try snowshoeing. This was my introduction story in the Sierra Star Newspaper to the snow season of...


    Theater of the Absurd

    “It’s been two weeks and no grand economic strategy. There is no need. They know the momentum from Obama’s economy will continue to improve in 2015 and 2016 and they will take credit for it because it happened under their watch….”


    Roasty toasty veggies

    I love roasted vegetables, such as carrots, potatoes, different types of squash, parsnips, turnips, beets, rutabaga, onions, mushrooms, all colors of bell peppers, even eggplant and garlic. You can probably roast any of your own favorite vegetables. Throw in some broccoli and cauliflower or brussel...


    Free at last

    This coming Monday the nation will pause to honor the memory of the Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr. who served as the leader of the civil rights movement of the 1960’s that helped change the racial attitudes of most Americans.


    America’s dream postponed

    The new year has begun, hopes and dreams are renewed, and reality is under investigation. The reelected and the newly elected have been sworn in and the usual swearing resumes. California Governor Jerry Brown, aka “Moonbeam,” began his final term, thankfully, with inaugural address...


    Watch the big game with a bowl of chili

    Super Bowl 2015 is coming up on Feb. 1, and if you’re a football fan, you may be considering hosting a gathering of friends and family for that day. But even if you do not have any interest in football, you can still enjoy a bowl of chili, not only on Feb. 1, but on any day.


    Delaware North vs. US

    That’s how it’s coming down. Delaware North vs. The People of the United States.

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