I was texting someone over the weekend and, in what has become a usual exchange, I asked if he was doing OK.

Recently we have seen commentary suggesting that COVID-19 is no big deal and that we should not worry. This sends a message that encourages complacency in the face of a growing public health e…

It was a cold Easter weekend back in the mid-1960s when we traipsed along after Uncle Lawrence to his sugar shack to see first-hand how he had made the delicious syrup we had poured on our pan…

An odd piece of news caught my eye this week, mostly because I thought it was from a comedy or satire site like The Onion or Babylon Bee.

The past year was one of phenomenal accomplishments for President Trump and for the conservative movement.

Remember Golden Books? When I was a little boy, one of my favorites was an illustrated take on the country mice/city mice fable.

Hey universe at large — 2019: what was that all about?

Plans of writing this column early Christmas Eve were sidetracked when my daughter, Suzi, sent a text message asking if I could watch our grandson, Leo, while she took a short nap after a rest…

Every now and then, I see a story come through a wire service that intrigues me to the point where I need to know more.

The angry backlash against their belief that marriage is between a man and a woman started on social media. Soon activists called for a boycott. Then officials banned them from selling in a ke…

As a somewhat old-fashioned guy, I’m usually all about tradition. And for most of my life, the chief tradition around which my whole year revolved was Pennsylvania buck season.

A few weeks ago I was walking in to one of my favorite stretches of the Kinzua Creek in McKean County for a last hurrah in trout fishing. Big browns come upstream for the fall spawn and I want…

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