Monthly Archives: May 2011

What, him worry?

Anxiety can paralyze Nate. Obsessive always, there are times when his fixations turn from random facts to real worry. Last night he was plagued by a deep-seated anxiety. “My toilet needs caulking so it won’t move. I’ll act like a … Continue reading

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Bolting Mice

Back when Karen and I were dating, we had plans to spend the weekend at my parents house in the Poconos. With the weekend came a blizzard and Karen wisely suggested we not drive my no-wheel drive Mazda 323 in … Continue reading

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Summertime Blues

Nate doesn’t drive. Nate doesn’t have friends. Nate doesn’t like to talk very much to other people. So how do we keep him busy during the long summer vacation? Every day starts about the same. “What are we going to do … Continue reading

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Two Years Down

Thursday was Nate’s final day of his sophomore year at SUNY-Cobleskill. Or was it his senior year? I don’t know how they categorize two-year programs. I was thinking back to the beginning of this college experiment. I wasn’t sure if … Continue reading

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An Early Independence Day

One of the main reasons for moving to Cooperstown was to take advantage of the small-town mindset in its most positive way. The myth is that in tiny Villages like Cooperstown, everyone knows each other and looks out for one another. Turns out … Continue reading

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Nate’s Political Moment

Candidates’ Night in Cooperstown is one of my favorite events. I’ve run for office four times, winning thrice, and nothing is better than fielding questions from concerned and interested residents of the Village and the surrounding area. In the last two … Continue reading

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