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Paper tigers

February 19, 2010 Does anybody know exactly how many people it takes to put on the official Winter Carnival events? I don’t, but I know it’s extensive. more »»

Foot notes

February 12, 2010 For most folks of My Home Town, the official start of Winter Carnival is the coronation. But not me. For me Carnival only begins after I’ve finished the Ice Palace Fun . more »»

The golden dream

February 5, 2010 Categorizing Saranac Lakers can be a tricky thing. more »»

When fright makes right

January 29, 2010 Clearly, certain talents run in certain families. For example, some families produce musicians, others artists and still others engineers, mechanics or mathematicians. more »»

When fright makes right

January 29, 2010 Clearly, certain talents run in certain families. For example, some families produce musicians, others artists and still others engineers, mechanics or mathematicians. more »»

Homeland security

January 22, 2010 While I love writing for a newspaper, I can’t stand reading them. More precisely, I can’t stand reading news — especially the national and international stuff. more »»

Homeland security

January 22, 2010 While I love writing for a newspaper, I can’t stand reading them. More precisely, I can’t stand reading news — especially the national and international stuff. more »»

One-way Seidenstein rides again!

January 8, 2010 A great character from the past was a dashing aviator named Douglas “Wrong Way” Corrigan. If he didn’t come by his nickname honestly, he did come by it interestingly. more »»

If you’ve already heard this one, don’t stop me

December 24, 2009 I was at school, walking through the culinary building, when a kid came out of the chefs’ lab. “That smells delicious,” I said. more »»

The Christian-Hebraic holidays — SL?style

December 18, 2009 Probably due to their unique perspectives, every religion tends to baffle outsiders. more »»

John Brown — beyond the pale

December 11, 2009 On Monday’s Enterprise, a front page heading caught my eye: “… John Brown died for freedom.” It was a perfect heading — short, direct and unambiguous. more »»

The Fab Four, the Dope and the Green-Eyed Monster

December 4, 2009 The year I graduated from high school was a banner year. Not due to my graduating, which was due less to my effort than my teachers’ charity. more »»

Literary notes from the unsound and the furry

November 27, 2009 In 10th grade, I was introduced to Shakespeare with “Julius Caesar,” and I wasn’t impressed. more »»

Brother Clark, Old Lady Hickey and the sweet by and by

November 20, 2009 It seems the only thing almost everyone hates to do is laundry — especially at the laundromat. But not me. I like going to the laundromat. more »»

A Dope of French letters

November 13, 2009 You want to know what tickles my sardonic fancy? It’s listening to people screech about all the immigrants in America who can’t speak English. more »»

Saranac Lake and the Great Frozen South

November 6, 2009 Since my parents came from New York City and we visited there several times a year, I knew almost from the get-go that My Home Town and the Rotten Apple were polar opposite. more »»

Frozen in roughly 4/4 time

October 30, 2009 As soon as I heard the announcement telling me to report to the principal’s office, I knew what it was for. more »»

On point

October 23, 2009 As a kid, I wanted a secret life. I knew I wasn’t in the same league as Batman, Superman and Green Arrow, so being a superhero was out of the question. Thus I settled on being a spy. more »»

A sad week for Hammerheads

October 16, 2009 A popular sport among people my age is called “Place the Blame.” Place the blame for what, you ask? For everything you feel has gone wrong with your life, that’s what. more »»

Mousie-Tung and a battle of the sexes

October 9, 2009 It was a typical weeknight at La Casa Del Dopo. Brother Phineas the Pug Thug and I were on the couch — I correcting papers, he licking the Mousie-Tung. more »»

 
 

 

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