Unplug your kid

Unplug your kid

The other day I was in the food court at a friendly, local Bigg Boxx store and watched a nice family that obviously included Mom, Dad, kids and cousins and a couple of Grandmas and Grandpas. They were enjoying a lunch together for holiday shopping. Laughs, hugs, chatter were shared by all… except a couple […]

Cigarettes

Cigarettes

Can anyone explain to me why smokers think it’s OK to put their cigarettes out by rubbing them against the wall of a building for everybody else to enjoy? It leaves black marks – if you haven’t noticed – and then then throwing the mashed cigarettes on the ground only adds to the mess. Sick […]

Good coffee?

Good coffee?

After all, you left your baby in the car – at the curb downtown, motor running – to disappear into the coffee shop, way out of sight, to get some. Then you waited in line and chatted a while before wandering back. Really? Your little girl, apparently just beginning to talk, smiled, giggled, waved and […]

The Whiner’s Club

The Whiner’s Club

The Whiner’s Club of Greater Jamestown met on Thursday. We failed to find anything at all to whine about so we wined and dined instead… Hope everybody had a great Thanksgiving. Except we did whine about the whiners who forgot to take the day off from complaining, fault finding and being grumpy. Life is, after […]

Get over it

Get over it

OK, the election is over. There are no more new things to complain or brag about. Nobody on either side has said anything new I haven’t already heard a bazillion times. I just shut down my Facebook page for the next century because, by the sound if it, it will take that long for the […]

Space explorers?

Space explorers?

You don’t work for NASA, so I know you don’t have a license to explore space… especially my space. Please quit crowding me. Why do some people who stand in line at Bigg Boxx stores or grocery markets want to crowd up to my back as if getting a few inches closer to the cashier […]

It’s been a century…

It’s been a century…

That’s right. It’s been at least 100 years now that most homes and businesses have enjoyed the luxury of indoor plumbing. Neither the Jamestown City Hall nor the average working class home in our town still struggles with digging a new hole for the outhouse every spring. So why do some people simply forget to […]

All Bottled Up

All Bottled Up

We all know what a beautiful place this is, the buildings, the landscape, the sunrises, the sunsets, the lake and all the cars and people enjoying our little corner of the world. It’s easy to forget there might be traffic and you need to watch where you are going!!! While I was out and about […]

I’m way too cool

I’m way too cool

Do shop keepers not look at the weather channel, listen to the weather man or see the forecast? Can no one figure out the air conditioner settings and adjust them for the actual weather we’re having? It’s not a new occurrence – we’ve had autumn in WNY for centuries. It gets a little chilly over […]