- Big Chuck
- Monday, December 17, 2012
Nothing like an old-fashioned movie theater
What is it about a movie theater?
- Monday, December 3, 2012
Chuck's daughter returns to a town full of memories
My daughter Frances, OHS Class of 2000, came home for Thanksgiving last week after not having been in her hometown for nearly five years. I asked her to be my "guest columnist" to share her thoughts about coming home for the holidays. I hope you enjoy her story.
- Monday, November 19, 2012
Time to move on after grueling campaign season
Nobody likes a presidential election campaign better than I do. But this one darn near took a piece out of me.
- Monday, November 5, 2012
One nasty hurricane more than enough for one lifetime
Hey, Sandy! Don't let the door hit you on the way out.
- Monday, October 22, 2012
Latter-day stunt men still knew how to thrill
What is it with all these crazy stuntmen all of a sudden?
- Monday, October 8, 2012
Andy Williams, last of the great crooners
When singer Andy Williams died a week ago, it truly was an end of an era.
- Monday, September 24, 2012
Senator's farm was all I imagined
Many years ago, when I first arrived in Oneonta, Daniel Patrick Moynihan was the senior senator from New York state. His top aide, Ross Frommer, used to come into the radio station for interviews and to tell my audience about the various legislative efforts involving "their senator."
- Monday, September 10, 2012
Family's history includes ancestor who knew Lincoln
- Monday, August 27, 2012
Making up for lost time on Facebook
If there ever was a true-blue phenomenon, it is Facebook.
- Monday, August 13, 2012
Father's Day gift prompted my first fish story
My family has given me a lot of interesting Father's Day gifts over the years. This year the wisenheimer 15-year-old in the house decided to bestow a special present to me on "my day."
- Monday, July 30, 2012
Class reunion is something not to miss
I just got back from my high school reunion. What a step through the looking glass that was.
- Monday, July 16, 2012
Yardwork isn't as easy as one might assume
I now have a yard.
- Monday, July 2, 2012
Slip of the razor revealed a whole new Chuck
Facial hair is a tricky thing to pull off.
- Monday, June 18, 2012
Readers who respond get some feedback
Every six months I like to open up the email bag and share some of the many comments I receive from the readers of this column. And it has been a busy six months!
- Monday, June 4, 2012
Celebrating a Scottish transplant to Oneonta
Happy Birthday to Cameron Oliver.
- Monday, May 21, 2012
Safety Patrol trip gave glimpse of inspiring sights
- Monday, May 7, 2012
Back when prom cost $40, not $1,200
I read last week that in 2012, the average teen will spend around $1,200 this year on a prom. That figure is unfathomable.
- Monday, April 23, 2012
Many WWII pilots first saw liftoff at Sidney's airport
While driving back from Binghamton to Oneonta late at night recently, I marveled at the sight of the Sidney airport just to the north of I-88.
- Friday, April 13, 2012
I Was Just Thinking: Building a relationship with the freezer?
The refrigerator freezer and coat hangers. Frankly, until last week, I never gave a second thought to either of them. I read two articles about them in a magazine last week. The first dealt with “organizing your freezer” to establish a “better relationship with it.” It talked about labeling plastic containers and color-coding frozen meats and vegetables.
- Monday, March 26, 2012
I Was Just Thinking: Barbershops are where memories are made
One of the defining differences between men and women is the way they treat their hair. Women change beauty shops on a whim. They spend fortunes on hair care products (“lime rind follicle pumice” guys?). They obsess over the latest “do.” What’s the latest? Is it a Jennifer? A Beyonce? A Lady Gaga? Open up a woman’s closet and behold the round hard-bristle hairbrushes, the plastic rollers, the foil sleeves and the two-pronged heating irons. Torquemada would blush at the sight of these modern-day hair care rituals.