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Walt Pickut

Walt Pickut
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Walt Pickut’s writing career began with publishing medical research in1971 while working at the Jersey City Medical Center and the NYU Hospital and School of Medicine. Walt holds board registries in respiratory care and sleep technology as well as bachelor's degrees in biology and communication, and a master's degrees in physiology from Fairleigh-Dickinson University in New Jersey, with additional graduate work in mass communication completed at SUNY Amherst. He currently teaches Presentational Speaking in the Houghton College PACE program at JCC and holds memberships in the Society of Professional Journalists and the American Society of Business Publication Editors. He lives in Jamestown with his wife Nancy, an MSW social worker, and has three children: Dr. Cait Lamberton in Pittsburgh, Bill Pickut, a marketing executive in Chicago, and Rev. Matt Pickut in Plymouth, IN.

Food for thought?

Sometimes I like to talk while I eat… not with my mouth full – my mother taught me that –  but just for a...

Funny Business

Business is a funny thing. So is democracy. A business is a place where people work. They create goods and services, then exchange them for...

A Three Legged Stool

The little boy asked the farmer, “Why does that stool you sit on to milk the cows have only three legs instead of four?” The...

Local Dairy Farmers Strive to Thrive: Delivering the Best — Fresh, Local, Healthy and...

Contributing Writer Walt Pickut Sixteen hours a day and seven days a week… it’s just a regular work week for the people who put the cream...

It’s your walk…

One of my neighbors – an absentee landlord – has a tree with roots lifting up the sidewalk in front of his house. The...

Martz-Kohl Construction. On-Time, On-Target

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut, Martz/Kohl Board of Directors October is a busy month at the Martz-Kohl Observatory in Frewsburg. Construction on the three new additions...

Home sweet…

The word Home means many different things to many people. Most people do think their home is their castle. Some only regret the lack of...

Everybody Counts: Winter Hazards for the Homeless

Contributing Writer Walt Pickut Every 10 years since 1790 Americans have been required to count noses… it’s called the U.S. Census. America’s 23rd census arrives in...

Parents, Don’t let them “Leave!”

The other day I almost squashed a neighbor’s kid. There’s nothing more fun than a great big pile of autumn leaves for jumping into....

Brand New Pumpkintown Opens for October

Contributing Writer Walt Pickut “We have every single attraction a Fall Festival and a Pumpkintown can offer,” Eric Anderson promised while he and the Pumpkintown Team...