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Articles for Bethlehem Historical Association Newsletter-Spring 2017

Thomas M. Holmes – Doctor, Soldier, Citizen Dr. Holmes was born in McKownville, NY (now Guilderland), on February 19, 1882.  He attended Union College Albany Medical College, graduating in 1909.  After living for a few years in the Town of … Continue reading

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It may be cliche…transition is underway…

And I have so much to say….haha. I’ve become a cliche-driven individual. And I’m here to celebrate that status. Hey, I love words and cliches are groups of words. I offer no apology. With difficulty, I’ve decided that a major … Continue reading

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Why do I write?

It is not something that is easy to explain unless I’m speaking to another writer. Writing is a solitary pursuit. I’m no stranger to solitude and enjoy it. Writing is sort of thankless. At times all I have to show … Continue reading

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Put up or shut up…

I’ve attended many different types of writing conferences in the last several years.  I suppose, like many others, I was looking for the “magic” solution about how to write.  That magic solution is similar to the one that works for … Continue reading

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Thank you for being a friend…

Friendships are a hotbed of bliss and turmoil.  As we grew, we traipsed the pathways of gaining and maintaining friendships.  Those early years were fraught with glee, playfulness, mischief, hurt and heartache.  News flash…as we age, the “song remains the … Continue reading

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The season of giving…

It’s been quite a while since I’ve posted anything.  My apologies.  While I admit my job uses up most of my energy, I have to learn to take time for my writing.  But then, I need to get back to … Continue reading

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The implosion of our society…or I’ve become old and cranky.

It’s been a very long time since I’ve written a blog entry.  I apologize if any of you have been waiting for one.  I’ve been waiting too.  Honestly, my job sucks the life out of me and leaves me with … Continue reading

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Summer…

“Summer…it turns me upside down…” that beginning line to the song “Magic” by the Cars sums up summer to me.  It is by far my favorite season of the year, followed closely by autumn.  Why do I love summer?  Is it … Continue reading

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An Interminable March

I have a love/hate relationship with the month of March.  As an educator, it is an interminable month with no breaks and students ramped up with cabin fever.  As a sports fan, it’s a dream come true.  The NCAA Tournament … Continue reading

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More bees please…

Bees are fascinating creatures.  They’ve never frightened me.  I’ve been stung a handful of times over the years and so far I don’t seem to have an allergy to them.  Several years ago I took the time to sit and … Continue reading

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