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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.

Words of Wisdom: Stop the Traffic

Nobody likes traffic. It’s just not much fun. But there’s always a comedian around when you need one. How about these? I was sitting...
Tom Field, creator and developer of the RSpec program to study the composition of stars.

Martz-Kohl Observatory: Touching the Color of Stars

“You’ll feel like you can almost touch the stars,” according to this month’s special guest speaker, Tom Field, at Martz-Kohl Observatory (MKO), slated for...

Feelings have no IQ

Thinking with your feelings is like using a potato for a screwdriver. Potatoes are fine, they just don’t do what screwdrivers do. Feelings do...

The resolution revolution

Letter to a New Year’s Resolution: Dear Resolution, Well, it was fun while it lasted. Sincerely, January 2. For folks who can do a little better than that,...

Lovely Emergencies?

Every procrastinator in the world knows that deadlines are emergencies. It’s true for students the day before a final exam, for you the day before...

Surprising Hope for 2021

Sometimes a crisis creates remarkable solutions. In 2020 people found new ways to do old things, and did new things nobody ever thought of doing...

The meaning of circles

Circles can mean many things. They can be: Rings – for weddings, or on shirt collars or around bathtubs. Wreaths – for Christmas, for crowning champions,...
Tom Field finds rainbows in the stars.

Martz-Kohl Observatory: “You can almost touch the stars”

Even if you wanted to touch a star, they’re all impossibly distant. Despite these great distances, astronomers have learned an enormous amount about stars....

Words of Wisdom: It’s Biology Stupid …

Remember Bill Clinton’s 1992 run for president against George H. W. Bush? James Carville, Clinton's strategist, famously quipped, "It's the economy, stupid!" That was...

Sharing: A better kind of giving

When you and a neighbor kid got yourselves into a hair-pulling tussle over who was going to play with the coolest toy ever –...

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