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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.

Giving Thanks – 2021 – A Year to Remember

Contributing Writer Walt Pickut Thanksgiving 2021 will be a day of gratitude for many and a challenging day for others across our region and around...

Thankful: If or For?

Contributing Editor Walt Pickut Is thankfulness conditional? Do you insist on a return on investment before saying “Thank you,” or is thankfulness a default position that...

It takes a village to…?

Contributing Editor Walt Pickut To be a village! That’s what villages do. When they work. But who knows how to work a village? You can work your...

A Year in Space Martz-Kohl Observatory Celebrates Top Scientists

Contributing Writer Walt Pickut Martz-Kohl Observatory Board of Directors Martz-Kohl Observatory has introduced more than a dozen of the nation’s top astronomers and space science experts to...

Everything in its place…

Contributing Editor Walt Pickut Put your toys away. Pick up your clothes. Clean out the garage, and don’t forget to take out the garbage! Ever hear yourself...

Medicare Season is Back: Rainy Day Planning Made Easy

Contributing Writer Walt Pickut Autumn weather calls for umbrellas, but autumn years call for more. One of them is called Medicare. But there’s no “one-size-fits-all” Medicare umbrella...

Rainy Days and Arks

Contributing Editor Walt Pickut If my name was Noah, I’d build a boat. I’d call it a Zark—Noah Zark. Has a nice ring to it, doesn’t...

Robert H. Jackson Center Commemorates Nuremberg & Reveals Cold War Secrets

Contributing Writer Walt Picket On Wednesday, October 20, David Gill, Consul General of the Republic of Germany, came to Jamestown’s Robert H. Jackson Center to help...

Instead of elections…

Contributing Editor Walt Pickut Is there any instead for elections? Nope. That’s how we do it in a democracy. Maybe the most quoted and requoted statement on...

Homing Devices

Contributing Editor Walt Pickut Homing pigeons can fly at 60 miles per hour and find their way home from as far away as 1,000 miles. Their...

Read This Week’s Issue – November 29, 2021

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