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Customer (Dis) Service

BY NORBERT RUG I recently had some discussions about customer service due to some less than favorable experiences I had. I spent a rather cold night recently due to a botched thermostat replacement. To be sure I will never use

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Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin’ alive

BY NORBERT RUG I have prostate cancer. This has now metastasized for the third time after being in remission for a few years. I am now, once again, fighting. Fighting the cancer and fighting about my treatment. I am telling

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The Club 747

BY NORBERT RUG In the 60’s and 70’s, the drinking age was 18 in New York, which meant I was sneaking into bars when I was 16, and I was not the exception. Live music was everywhere. I learned a

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Food for thought

BY NORBERT RUG During the fall, food banks all across America remind people that hunger never goes away. Around the holidays they will see an increase in donations because people feel more charitable then but it is a twelve month

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Virtue in waking early

BY NORBERT RUG I get up early almost every morning to see if anyone has published any of my work. My articles usually get published around 4:30 or 5:00 in the morning. It wasn’t yet dawn but the sky was

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Prostate Cancer Awareness Month is here

BY NORBERT RUG As a three-time prostate cancer survivor that is now battling it for the fourth time now, I wanted to let you know that September is prostate cancer awareness month. It is estimated that over 31,620 deaths from

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The loss of a tree

BY NORBERT RUG I contributed to global warming a tiny bit more than usual recently. When we moved in to our home over 40 years ago there were two maple trees and an ash tree that provided shade in the

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Honey, my Kindle is broken

BY NORBERT RUG “Honey, My Kindle is broken,” she said.  With urgency she would have used if the house was on fire. This was at 6:00 A.M. on a Saturday, a day that I usually get to lounge in bed

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A wonderful anniversary week

BY NORBERT RUG For the past 50 years, I’ve gotten Donna whatever she wanted. She loves our ensuite addition I recently had put on the house. She has a newer minivan that I bought her that I think she loves

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We are losing our privacy bit by byte

BY NORBERT RUG I recently noticed that when I looked on the internet for something, ads for this product would appear on the sidebar of my browser. A simple search for my name on the internet resulted in over 5,000


Thoughts on Facial Recognition

BY NORBERT RUG I am for the implementation of the Facial and Object Recognition System (FORS) in the Lockport schools. There I said it. I know this might be an unpopular stance but it is the way I feel. I

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How will you live your life?

BY NORBERT RUG How will you choose to live your life? This isn’t a trick question. I am asking if you have chosen to live your life fully or just exist day to day. Not being able to control your

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Read to your children

BY NORBERT RUG There are many reasons to read to your child. Reading to your child, shows them that they are important to you and can open their eyes to the wonders of the world without them having to leave

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Family weekends are the best kind

BY NORBERT RUG The other week, on a Friday night, my 7-year-old grandsons had a “sleepover” while their parents went out to dinner and had a date night. My son and daughter in law do this about once a month.