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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.

Homework

I’m not talking about the kid stuff. I mean Home and Work, the two great, traditional foundations of a good life. Everybody needs both. The work...

Back to the Future?

A year ago, today was the future. A century ago, today was the far future. Even farther back, today was science fiction, if there even...

Ringed Giant of the Sky on Display

Contributing Writer Walt Pickut Board of Directors, MMMAA August is Saturn month at the Martz/Kohl Observatory. On Wednesday, August 14, the public is invited to Movie Night...

The Power to Lead

Special note: This week’s cover story by Stephanie McCraw about one of Jamestown’s newest new businesses is really another leadership story about a local...

Jamestown Welcomes Nation’s Comedy Lovers! 2019 Lucille Ball Comedy Festival

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut “I love Jamestown,” Comic Lewis Black told the Jamestown Gazette last week in a pre-festival event at the National Comedy Center’s...

Why Laugh?

The word “Why” has probably started more scientific research than almost any other single word, probably followed by “How?” Few things seem less serious than...

Memories and Forgetteries

I use “To Do” lists, and sticky notes, and Post-its, and a string tied around my finger to remember things. I even ask my...

Pick up your toys!

Right after “Eat your vegetables!” this is probably one of childhood’s least favorite memories. I had a friend who got so tired of stepping on...

Chautauqua International Film Festival Presents Screenings and Awards

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut The fourth annual Chautauqua International Film Festival (CIFF) is coming to the Cappa Theater at the Robert H. Jackson Center in...

Stubborn

“No! I won’t.” Remember that? If anybody reading this was not a stubborn kid at least once in your life, stop reading this. You won’t...

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