- Guest Column
- Saturday, February 9, 2013
We need to work toward living in love
Heads swirl, stomachs ache and hearts throb when violent thoughts rear their hideous heads and commit atrocious acts. Unfortunately, the aches and throbs only wane after follow-up regulatory efforts are made to stop the sadism, or after we seek solace in religion or spirituality. Itâ€™s not that the rules and religion are useless, but that the challenge to do better never goes away. Consciousness is constantly on the move to overcome its own challenges.
- Saturday, February 2, 2013
All downtown Oneonta lacks is you
- Saturday, January 26, 2013
America at a crossroads in 2013
Our country is at a crossroads. After four straight years of trillion-dollar deficits, our national debt now stands at over $16 trillion. If we don’t change course, based on the policies contained in President Barack Obama’s most recent budget proposal, we’ll continue to have trillion-dollar deficits as far as the eye can see.
- Saturday, January 12, 2013
Obamacare won't cure what ails our system
- Saturday, December 29, 2012
Oneonta's First Night is too good to miss
- Sunday, December 23, 2012
The right to live free from gun violence
- Saturday, December 8, 2012
The reality of renewable energy sources
- Saturday, December 1, 2012
Let's use the Clean Water Act here
- Saturday, November 24, 2012
Growth, clean energy aren't mutually exclusive
The great green energy boondoggle
- Sunday, November 11, 2012
The best-laid plans oft go astray
- Saturday, November 3, 2012
For God's sake, get out and vote!
Making the most of the Catskill Mountains
- Saturday, October 6, 2012
Otsego Manor has no choice but to adapt
Why do I support the thoughtful handing off of Otsego Manor to a provider that has a record of good care?
- Saturday, September 8, 2012
Shale gas drilling can sustain upstate New York's future
A few weeks ago this newspaper printed two AP stories with no apparent connection. However, the Gas Wars make for strange bedfellows, even on the news beat.
- Saturday, August 4, 2012
The deck is stacked against renewable energy
Dick Downey in his latest guest editorial quotes a recent remark I made at an Otsego County Gas Advisory Committee meeting that "a dollar spent on natural gas is one less dollar spent on renewables."
- Saturday, July 28, 2012
Renewable energy vs. the real world
A fractivist ended a recent Otsego County Natural Gas Advisory Committee's meeting by intoning "a dollar spent on natural gas is one less dollar spent on renewables." Deep, man, but what does this mean? It's probably about subsidies so let's scroll back to Economics 101.
- Saturday, June 30, 2012
Vive la hospitality of Otsego County!
- Saturday, April 7, 2012
If we don’t develop a sustainable system, who will?
In Otsego County’s local elections last fall, a number of candidates — most of them on the independent Sustainable Otsego line — ran on an anti-fracking, pro-sustainability platform. They recognized that our current way of life — dependent on increasingly scarce, costly and polluting fossil fuels — cannot continue.
- Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Time to get off the bus and on the computer
Seventy-five years ago, use of a new technology resulted in a dramatic transformation of education in our region and in rural areas throughout the country.