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Childhood: You have to risk it

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tarak@lakevillejournal.com

A couple of weeks ago, I was in Billings, Mont., at the same time as the NILE Rodeo. It seemed like a perfect evening’s entertainment, so I bought tickets for my son and me, and off we went. Occasionally when I’m channel-surfing I’ll pause to watch a bit of bull riding or bronco busting, but that pales in comparison to being in an arena filled with cowboys, ranchers, farm hands and others whose history and livelihoods are tied to these daredevil sports. The rancher sitting next to me had a reticence that never betrayed what his own experience might be.

Tread carefully with cloud storage services

A View From the Edge

Decades ago, most small savers kept their money under the mattress, in a cookie jar or hidden on their property. All over New England, metal detectors are being used to find stashes of saved coins in trees, old barn foundations or secret vaults in open fields.

Housekeeping for men

The Country Curmudgeon

Women are often amazed and appalled at the way men approach housekeeping. In the past I have made some casual references to the fact that men have a different outlook here.

I had an uncle whom I visited from time to time whose home had an interior that looked like a series of game trails. Stuff was piled everywhere except where access was required. It was kind of fun walking around, kind of like one of those corn mazes. How did this happen? I will try to explain how our minds work.

Letters to the Editor - November 3

Letters To The Editor - The Millerton News

Several good candidates for office in North East

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A comic strip relates to our present climate crisis

The Country Curmudgeon

I have on my wall a framed Calvin and Hobbes comic strip by Bill Watterson from years ago. Calvin is a child and Hobbes is his stuffed toy tiger that comes alive in Calvin’s imagination.

Simply because it is fun, Calvin and Hobbes are hurtling down a hill in a wagon, obviously out of control.  Calvin makes the observation that ignorance truly is bliss. He goes on to say that once you know things, you start seeing problems everywhere.

Our financial crisis is the result of bad business methods

A View From the Edge

Traveling in Europe, there is a range of newspapers and interviews with business leaders that we don’t have regular access to in the United States. And, since the foreign press is actually probing instead of cut and pasting from press releases given out like confetti on Wall Street, sometimes the printed comments over there are very revealing.

Letters to the Editor October 27, 2011

Letters To The Editor - Millerton News

Important to vote in this election

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Be sure to vote in Nov. 8 election

The Millerton News Editorial

Election Day — one of the most important days of the year — is just around the bend.

Occupy Wall Street: The power of protest

The Millerton News Editorial

For more than a month now protesters have roosted on Wall Street, and in nearly 200 cities around the world, and they’re making their voices heard. They want change — although exactly what that change is and how that change is to be implemented they don’t quite know yet. But they’ve taken the first step. The hundreds of thousands of protesters have decided the status quo isn’t cutting it, and they’re right. The current state of affairs is far from acceptable.