Brabenec Survey Is a Karlapalooza

April 17th, 2015

By Michael Kaufman
Apparently his idea of an “open dialogue” is a survey with questions that are meant to seem important but are actually meaningless, irrelevant, or loaded, e.g., written in such a way as to elicit a particular response.

West Bank Activist to Visit Middletown

March 22nd, 2015

By Michael Kaufman
Residents of the Mid-Hudson Valley will have a rare opportunity Thursday night to meet and speak with Iyad Burnat of the West Bank village of Bil’in, whose story is documented in the award-winning film “Five Broken Cameras.”

Neuhaus: ‘Why Start Saving Now?’

February 26th, 2015

By Michael Kaufman
Some may be tempted at this juncture to question the county executive’s math skills or even his intelligence, but Neuhaus knows exactly what he is doing.

My Dinner with Muhammad Ali

February 19th, 2015

By Michael Kaufman
The chances are none to none that Under Armour will use one of Ali’s most motivational quotes of that period: “No Viet Cong ever called me a (n-word)!”

Memorable Moments in Sports, for Me

February 9th, 2015

By Bob Gaydos
What moments in sports have you experienced that made you say “Wow!”, even just to yourself? Share them with us. What the heck, it’s February. Nothing else is going on.

How to Avoid Winning a Super Bowl

February 2nd, 2015

By Bob Gaydos
Don’t Give the ball to your best player and don’t let him win you a championship

UFO’s and Global Warming: It’s Science

January 24th, 2015

By Bob Gaydos
Is there life elsewhere in the universe? Undoubtedly.
Is it more intelligent than us? I sure as hell hope so.

Giving the Ax to Annoying Expressions

January 23rd, 2015

By Michael Kaufman
I thought of Alexander Cockburn the other day when I was checking out my groceries at a local supermarket. The cashier wore a badge that described her job as “Customer Service Representative.”

Carrie’s Painting of the Week – 1/23/2015

January 20th, 2015

I caught a moment, when a couple said “I do,” on a hot day in July.

On Acting My Age … Whatever it Is

January 16th, 2015

By Bob Gaydos
Just don’t tell me to act my age, because I don’t know what that means.