Beware of a new partnership
February 17, 2015 The Trans Pacific Partnership is a secretive, multinational trade agreement that threatens to extend restrictive intellectual property laws across the globe and rewrite international rules on its... more »»
What it takes to be a leader
February 16, 2015 A good leader inspires others to have the confidence in the leader. But a great leader inspires others to have the confidence in themselves. This is the true essence of leadershi. more »»
Relative’s trail to a murderer
February 15, 2015 The attached background account was passed on to me by my late maternal grandmother, Mary Sampson, who was the granddaughter of Detective George Sampson of the London Metropolitan Polic. more »»
Taking a look at pride
February 14, 2015 A very interesting thing happened to me last week in the doctor’s office. A man was coming out of the doctor’s office and was maneuvering a walker through the door. more »»
How does your garden grow?
February 13, 2015 Well, I don’t know about Mistress Mary but mine has taken a very strange turn indeed. I have two banana plants (there used to be three. more »»
Lots of plans, little action in development
February 11, 2015 Economic development generally means adopting technologies that allow a transition from an agriculture-based economy to an industry-based economy, and thereby improving the standard of living for th... more »»
The channels of change
February 10, 2015 I started working in radio at WGR-AM in 1950. I was 22. It was very different than it is today. The only way we could record quality audio was to drop a needle on a vinyl disc and cut a groove. more »»
Where are opposers for wind farm?
February 9, 2015 There is a proposal for a wind farm in Chautauqua County. The proposal is approximately seventy wind turbines over a 40,000-acre area. These turbines will brandish 330 feet of turbine hub. more »»
We never stop learning
February 7, 2015 Have you recovered from the game Sunday? At first, I was so pleased with the Seahawks. They looked like they were going to win. more »»
Cuomo started state downward
February 7, 2015 I was interested to read Norm Green’s commentary in the Sunday OBSERVER (Jan. 4), where he reminisced about the late Gov. Mario Cuomo and his career. Mr. more »»
Why would a woodchuck chuck?
February 6, 2015 A few years ago I wrote about the woodchuck, calling it “Cutie in A Treetop” for that’s where I got the closest ever to a live one in the yard. But we don’t talk of “Woodchuck Day” (wonder why?. more »»
Brightening our seasonal spirits
February 5, 2015 The Biblical phrase “to everything there is a season” gives elegant expression to the idea that life’s great moments are assigned equal positions on a cycle of time. more »»