Category: Columns

The Answer

by Ray Lenarcic Gimme that old-time religion Gimme that old-time religion Gimme that old-time religion It’s good enough for me. And it was. As I sit in wonder about the troubled state of religion in America today, I can’t help...

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Never Again 2022

by Ray Lenarcic To hear my daughter tell it, and she was there, the six young children who regularly visited the Monroe Street Municipal Pool in Little Falls were “as cute as can be, well-behaved little angels.” Raised by a...

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Upon turning 80

by Ray Lenarcic I never thought about turning 80. Because I hadn’t. But now that I’m about to, I was asked by a friend if there was one word that could describe how I felt about becoming an octogenarian. A word? Anyone who knows...

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Gone were the days

A local resident whom I’ve known for longer than I can remember and, turning 80 on 9/11, that’s a long time-wrote me the other day. We correspond periodically. We met in the late ’50s at my first rehearsal with the Military Band...

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Success is due to education

by Ray Lenarcic Any success I’ve had in life is due to the education I received at Fredonia State-academic and otherwise. Regarding the latter, I evolved from a nerd-like loner into “one of the boys,” a social butterfly regular...

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