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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.

Heel, Sit, Stay

Contributing Editor Walter W. Pickut If you’re happy wherever you are, it doesn’t matter where you are. Dogs know that better than we do. If your dog...

The Class of 2022: Region’s High Schools Celebrate Successes

Contributing Writer Walter W. Pickut All across Chautauqua and Cattaraugus Counties in Western New York, and Northwestern Pennsylvania’s Warren County, high schools are sending this year’s...

Moving – On, Out, Up, Ahead, …Or Wherever?

Contributing Editor Walter W. Pickut This is a message to this year’s high school graduates and their families. The end of something is the beginning of another...

Martz Observatory: Watching the Universe Through One Enormous Eye!

Come to the Martz-Kohl Observatory at 7:30 on Wednesday evening, June 15, for a virtual tour of the Palomar Observatory in Southern California. Palomar’s...

Umpteen, a zillion, and a gazillion!

I love made-up numbers that mean lots, and lots, and lots. A gazillion is so big it is only exceeded by a jillion, a...

Annuals, Perennials, and Memory

Contributing Editor Walt Pickut Some flowers come back every year and some are gone forever after they bloom only once. But not in my garden. Flowers that die...

Magic Ingredients?

Contributing Editor Walt Pickut That recipe you always wanted, that flavor you could never forget—that flavor you couldn’t ever quite duplicate—what was that? Somebody, obviously, knew the...

Don’t step in it!

Contributing Editor Walt Pickut Cows produce many things, some of which you don’t want to step in. Neither do I. Yet many people in another part of...

What’s a question?

Contributing Editor Walt Pickut If a question is a thing you already know the answer to, it’s not a question anymore. The good news and the bad...

Student Space Explorers Make Real Discoveries

Contributing Writer Walt Pickut Martz-Kohl Observatory Board of Directors This month the Martz-Kohl Observatory welcomes special guest speaker Rachel Freed. Her enthusiasm is contagious, and the Martz-Kohl...