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In These Otsego Hills
  • News from here and news from there ... Since we have been asked, we feel we need to follow up a bit on our discussion of the Common Core Curriculum that we discussed in last week's column.

    September 19, 2013

  • coop0912classpic Education then and now ... Not long ago while discussing the state of education with a friend, she put forth the idea that her mother, who graduated from Cooperstown High School in 1903, received a better education than students do today. We have often heard the claim that students who graduated in the 1980s and 1990s received a better education than students do today. But this was the first time we had heard the claim made for the Class of 1903.

    September 12, 2013 1 Photo

  • From one season to another ... We are having great difficulty realizing that Labor Day has come and gone. Our calendar confirms that. But we seem to find ourselves thinking the calendar cannot possibly be right and we are really only just past the Fourth of July. Yet we cannot reconcile that thinking with the fact that the football season is once again in full swing.

    September 5, 2013

  • The more we learn, the less we understand ... We have long thought that learning is a life time undertaking. In fact, we cannot imagine a life in which the opportunity to learn does not exist.

    August 29, 2013

  • Trip fuels thoughts about natural gas use One of the things we always enjoy when we have the opportunity to travel outside our little corner of the world is the chance to explore places we have never visited before.

    August 22, 2013

  • Sharing love for nature while taking kids on a walk We spent the weekend with my son and his family in Vermont. Before heading home we took the kids on a short walk on a nature trail not far from where we were staying.

    August 22, 2013

  • School bells and tax bills go hand in hand ... Given the way time is flying by we realize, much to our horror, that sooner than we might think possible students will be back in school and school tax bills will be in mailboxes throughout the district.

    August 15, 2013

  • Trying to understand changing times ... We must say that once again we have been surprised at the most positive reaction to our recent columns featuring humorous items we have received via email. And we are heartened that readers seemed to enjoy reading them as much as we enjoyed writing them.

    July 25, 2013

  • Some thoughts on aging ... We conclude our trip through our inbox, with some ideas to ponder concerning our ever advancing age.

    July 18, 2013

  • More wit and wisdom from the inbox This week we continue with the results of our trolling through our email inbox.

    July 11, 2013