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Academic traditions continue growth

June 17, 2014 Editor’s note: This is a series of columns by John Malcolm on his “50 years at Fredonia.” Retired, he is a professor emeritus at Fredonia State. more »»

Head scratching over some school policies

June 16, 2014 The lice plague in our schools. There are now less restrictive lice policies at some schools that leave parents wondering why no one is taking this plague seriously enough. more »»

Area can’t look to past

June 15, 2014 Last month, the workers of ConAgra and the Carriage House held a rally in Fredonia. more »»

Cuomo’s tips are not amusing

June 15, 2014 On a recent morning I was shocked to read, under State News Briefs, that Gov. Andrew Cuomo has issued a message for families planning trips to amusement parks this summer. more »»

Weather impacts cemeteries as well

June 15, 2014 In response to the letter which appeared in the OBSERVER, addressing conditions at Willowbrook Park Cemetery, specifically, uncut grass and flags missing from the graves of veterans. more »»

After great fall, giant made a tour

June 15, 2014 A badly age-scarred millstone stands at the end of Silver Creek’s West Main Street where Route 20 from Fredonia enters the village. more »»

Summer 1989: How life looks at age 8

June 15, 2014 I always seem to stress my mother out. Everyone always tells her “you have the patience of a saint, or I don’t know how you do it.” I don’t know why they say that. more »»

Good neighbors are good news

June 14, 2014 I have an apology to make. Last week I got criticized for writing the verb “know” when it should have been “kne. more »»

Learning — and sharing — from parents

June 14, 2014 There is a time each year that we are able to enjoy the blessings of being a part of a most important and interesting group. more »»

God bless that lovely cottonwood

June 13, 2014 Presuming that is the tree I so admired driving across Illinois in May, I have to say the hills full of that white blossom made an awesome sigh. more »»

A sweet find for honey’s shelf life

June 12, 2014 Wait! Don’t throw out the jar of honey in your pantry! A recent article advised readers to dispose of and replace honey after one year. more »»

Is diversity still a priority?

June 11, 2014 A recent Supreme Court case, Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, upheld a 2006 Michigan ballot initiative that banned sex and race preferences at public universities and schools. more »»

The dilemma over evolution

June 10, 2014 I’ve never read Darwin’s theory, but I understand that he doesn’t explain how life started, other than to say it happened in a very primitive form, and grew from there. more »»

Seeking ‘truth’ in our candidates

June 9, 2014 A recent Rasmussen Poll found that an astounding 70 percent of U.S. voters now say the country is heading down the wrong track. more »»

Your neighbor may be a hero

June 8, 2014 On Friday, May 16, I was reminded that not all heroes wear capes. These individuals can be right amongst us, and we would never know unless someone else spoke up for them. more »»

Still learning, 45 years after graduation

June 8, 2014 Forty-five years ago this June I graduated from high school. I’ve been watching the news reports of graduations all over the country, with snippets of the speaker’s comments. more »»

We should be buzzing about the bees ... and bats

June 8, 2014 No, that’s not a typo; you read correctly. It is the bats and the bees, not the birds and the bees. Let’s first talk about the bat. more »»

A new era of intelligence awaits

June 8, 2014 Leading transhumanist Ray Kurzweil has some hope for those of you who want to live forever. Well, that’s good news if you’re not counting on a glorified forever body promised by Jesus. more »»

Encouraging people to be helpful and hopeful

June 7, 2014 This column is either about something good that has been done or is being done to encourage people to be helpful and hopeful. Either way, it’s positive. more »»

‘Handicap’ can’t slow me down

June 7, 2014 Editor’s note: This piece was previously published in 2010. As I have touched on a couple times in previous scribblings, I am “handicapped. more »»

 
 

 

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