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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.

Be Somebody Else?

Contributing Writer Walt Pickut In case nobody reminded you lately, you can be anybody you want to be. If that doesn’t sound right, consider this question: At what...

Don’t Ask Again…

Every day my mailbox is stuffed full of things I didn’t ask for, especially charity pleas and catalogs. Respond to one and you’re on...

All Lives Matter

Contributing Writer Walt Pickut Every life is worth saving, but it costs. In 2016, the U.S. spent $10,348 per person on healthcare, $3.3 trillion in total....

Thank you for your hostility

Ooops! I meant hospitality. Amazing. Leave out just the tiniest bit and hospitality becomes hostility. And the tiny missing bits don’t even mean anything by...

Chautauqua Harbor Hotel Opens: A Destination Along the Way

Contributing Writer Walt Pickut A great hotel is more than a place to sleep between visits to other places. It has to be a destination in...

Sharpen your pencil

I love pencils. Even the word paints a picture. Originally, the word pencil described a brush. Five hundred years ago, to “pencil” something meant to...

Downtown Doubleheader: Classic Cars and Farm Fresh Goods

Contributing Writer Walt Pickut It’s going to be a great summer weekend in downtown Jamestown, offering visitors both an outstanding classic car show and an authentic,...

In your eye…

That’s where the beauty is, they say… in the eyes of the beholder. On the other hand, Confucius once said, “Everything has beauty, but not...

Building Again

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut, Martz/Kohl Board of Directors We are Building… Again! The final pieces of “Marshall Martz’s Dream” are finally coming true. Martz-Kohl is...

AJ’s Texas Hots Celebrates 50 Years

Contributing Writer Walt Pickut A Texas Hot by any other name is probably not a real Texas Hot. The real article, according to the people who...