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3-year-old bear-killers are a thing of the past

What would you have to do today to get a third-grader to wear a coonskin hat to school and sing about killing ďbears when he was only threeĒ? I donít think it would be possibl... read more...


Money-making ideas on the fly

I donít know why itís taken so long but based on a recent trip I took (first piece of luggage $20, second piece, $45), itís pretty obvious that the airlines have finally figur... read more...


Chain of fools

Do not throw this letter away. Todd B. of Chillicothe, Ohio, thought chain mail was something nerds wore at Renaissance fairs and he threw his letter away. He thought the chai... read more...


And the Oscar goes to ... Steve Levy

They say over a billion people will watch the Academy Awards this year. Which is why itís so sad that the best acting of this, or any other year, wasnít nominated. The awards ... read more...


Youíve been superpoked by the U.S. govít

Soon youíre going to get your 2010 census form in the mail. Some people are upset about it, claiming that it infringes on their privacy. I assume they are not the same people ... read more...


Cats vs. dogs, work vs. leisure

Remember when they used to tell you not to sit too close to the TV screen? Iím typing this on a screen thatís about 18 inches from my face. But itís OK because itís not a TV s... read more...


e-Readiní, e-Writiní and e-Rithmatic

Roger, like a lot of people this year, got a Kindle for Christmas. For those of you who came in late, Amazonís Kindle is a hand-held computer that lets you read books on a whi... read more...


Donít bring food to the dinner table

I donít know if itís an ironclad rule, but Iíve always heard it is considered impolite to talk about religion, politics or money at the dinner table. It makes sense, because w... read more...


A pose by any other name

If youíre a school teacher or an employer, it will come as no surprise that many parents are naming their children after the place where their child was conceived. Paris Hilto... read more...


Warning: Column contains 2010 spoilers

I just got my crystal ball back from the cleaners and have looked deep into the coming year. While not every prediction I made last year came true Ė Tiger Woods did not win th... read more...


Think about direction, wonder why...

Sue tells people that I am directionally challenged. She tells the story of the time I got lost between the kitchen and the bathroom, which is a lie. It was between the kitche... read more...


Think locally, shop online-ally

Just because I do my shopping online doesnít mean Iím not supporting my local businesses. Most of them have Web pages. Theyíll gift wrap any present and mail it for me. I doní... read more...


Flushing your money down a diamond-studded toilet

I canít believe it: All the money I invested in Dubai disappeared when its economy came crashing down faster than a golf club on Tiger Woodsí SUV. My $5 million house on the p... read more...


Teens struggle through their ĎTwilightí years

Why are vampires all the rage with teens right now? Because ďTwilightĒ isnít just about vampires, itís about misunderstood vampires. The poor, high fashion, upscale undead who... read more...


More like Ďwackí Friday

For some reason, Thanksgiving is the biggest shopping day of the year. What have people got to buy that is so important that it canít wait until Saturday? Or next Tuesday? Or ... read more...



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