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Walt Pickut

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.

User Guide For Debates

This is not about how to stage a debate. It is a guide for listening to one. Step one: Listen. American philosopher Henry David Thoreau...

Oats or Gas?

Ancient mystics named Three Great Mysteries: Water to a fish, air to a bird, and humanity to itself. One can be so immersed in a...

Size doesn’t matter?

It sure does of a dinosaur thinks you smell like lunch! But that’s not always true. Sometimes small is better. “Mighty oaks from little acorns...

On the International Space Station What are the Russians Up To?

Life-saving medical research, secret projects, and a little vodka? All of those—and more! And that’s just the same as the Americans, except for us it...

Words of Wisdom: Poison!

Sometimes I am amazed at the warnings on some products. I actually have a package of fish hooks that has a warning label to make...

Flu Season 2020: Opportunity to Save Lives

Every year has four seasons, but doctors know about a fifth one: Flu Season. Roughly speaking, it coincides with the Winter months every year,...

Truth & Consequences

Isn’t that old expression supposed to be “Truth OR Consequences?” There is even a small but famous town named Truth or Consequences located in south-western...
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Labor Day 2020 – Celebrating Local Labor Power

Labor Day celebrates American labor, the hard work of millions who built the wealthiest nation in the world. But undeniably, the celebration may be...

Sentenced to hard labor

What is hard labor? For some people—it’s mostly kids and slobs I’m thinking about here—hard labor is simply picking up your socks. A long time ago,...
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Studio D Catering Adds Outdoor Dining to Indoor Cuisine

Something New Diana “Dee” and Dana Scott have been the successful co-owners of Studio D Catering in Jamestown since 2014. They have catered groups as...
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