- Cary Brunswick
- Saturday, February 7, 2009
Outwitted by a gruff Billy the goat
She'd been checking around about getting organic, unpasteurized whole milk (you know, from the cow to you), wanting to find a source a bit closer to Oneonta. Finally, she heard back from a farmer not far away.
- Saturday, January 17, 2009
With Bush years over, what now?
It's hard to believe, but it's true. After eight years and dozens of these columns critical of the president, Bush finally is leaving office Tuesday.
- Saturday, December 27, 2008
A reading list for the coming year
Over the years, I’ve often bowed to the closing of a calendar year by offering my alternative Top 10 books of the year.
- Monday, December 8, 2008
The holidays create a web of dangers
I think there was a time when people in general enjoyed themselves and had fun around the holiday season. I'm not sure when it was, however, because it's been a while.
- Saturday, September 13, 2008
Haunted by a thousand similar faces
I have to confess, all squirrels look the same to me. Everybody seems so down these days, she said, because of the way people are being taken in by that Sarah Palin. Why don't you cheer people this time?
- Saturday, August 23, 2008
We can't allow history to be whitewashed
It occasionally happens that people will call or e-mail The Star with an odd request: They want us to purge the historical record (can you imagine it?) of facts that may not reflect well on them.
- Saturday, August 2, 2008
Let's not fuel any paranoia about Obama
After the controversy over The New Yorker's mockingly racist cover of July 21 has faded away, we still will be asking ourselves how many gullible voters were affected by it.
- Saturday, July 12, 2008
Bush builds upon legacy of ineptitude
It is difficult to believe that, just six months ago, I figured there was little more damage that President Bush could do to this country _ despite our powerlessness to stop him.
- Saturday, June 21, 2008
In politics, don't put faith in facts
It amazes me that we have heard or seen so much bull about pastors and churches and religion in this year's races for president.
- Saturday, May 31, 2008
This time, let's control our energy
Now that gasoline has reached that $4-a-gallon plateau, which we'll find is more of an ascending slope than we thought, most people are not reacting with the anger or resolve that I had expected.
- Saturday, May 10, 2008
Mothers did travel rough roads
Though it's looking increasing unlikely that we'll have a mother as president next year, it has been exciting to have the first woman and mother to be so close to earning the Democratic nomination.
- Saturday, April 19, 2008
Students seek truth in philosophy
A professor I knew once said that, without philosophy, history is "just one damn thing after another.'' In one way or another, he's right, and that has helped produce the unexpected surge in the number of college students who believe they need to read about Socrates now and worry about money and careers later.
- Saturday, March 29, 2008
Food crisis demands local solution
We're learning once again that the best way to get Americans to pay attention to an issue is to raise prices. People in other nations are fighting over food because of shortages, prices everywhere are soaring and experts say it is not going to get any better.
- Saturday, March 8, 2008
Who's best choice for the children?
So what happened? This column was supposed to be about why Barack Obama had all but wrapped up the Democratic presidential nomination after Tuesday's voting. It still is, but ... then there's Hillary.
- Saturday, February 16, 2008
Where goes the march for change?
Poor Hillary. It's her historical moment but it wasn't supposed to be like this. Such variables. Such a struggle. With a regal touch, she was supposed to breeze through the early primaries and have the nomination sewed up by now. After all, for months, as the front-runner, political life followed the script she had worked years to write.
- Saturday, January 26, 2008
Economic mess is our own doing
Let me get this straight. Our country is heading into a recession, and nobody knows what to do about it except dole out money to people to put the country even more in debt.
- Saturday, January 5, 2008
Let's start counting
It appears the new year is going to be marked by two long, drawn-out events from which at times it will seem we can get no relief.
- Sunday, December 16, 2007
We really must do it ourselves
So, the question, then, is whether we can live without God and redemption, while maintaining a need and an ability to live an ethical life, and still have some moments of happiness.
- Saturday, November 24, 2007
The time has come to move past religion
"Religion, n. A daughter of Hope and Fear, explaining to Ignorance the nature of the Unknowable.''
- Saturday, November 3, 2007
Bush tries same tricks with Iran
It looks like I might have been wrong when I predicted that President Bush would attack Syria first. The warmonger definitely has his scope pointed toward Iran.