BY NORBERT RUG Donna, my wife, and I have gone into self-imposed quarantine. It’s not that we have the coronavirus or any of the symptoms, it’s just that we are trying to avoid any possibility of us contracting this virus.
I think it is time for the U.S. government to honor the promise they made to our veterans. As a veteran, I fulfilled my side of the contract and I think it is their turn to keep theirs… or give me back my four years.
BY NORBERT RUG The recent decision by New York State to prohibit single-use plastic bags from retail stores makes it an ideal time to reexamine one of my favorite environmental quandaries. Plastic grocery bags were developed as a
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
BY NORBERT RUG Life is filled with ironies. It was strange having an article published on Christmas Day about how much I enjoyed our traditions around the holidays. Odd that this would be in the paper seeing that December 2019
BY NORBERT RUG For several weeks prior to Christmas I remember getting the “wish books” in the mail from Sears, JC Penney’s, Montgomery Ward’s and other retailers. As a child I would pour over these selecting the toys I wanted
BY NORBERT RUG We all have opinions about things and if it weren’t for them, I wouldn’t have very much to write about. We typically have an assortment of personal feelings. They can be formed with a complete lack of
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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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
BY NORBERT RUG I was sitting, looking out my window one morning recently, watching the falling leaves fluttering by, and waving goodbye to the summer when my thoughts turned to Halloween at the end of the month. I am sure
BY NORBERT RUG I retired over three years ago. Retirement can be a very traumatic experience for many people. It means the loss of “work friends” and a reason to get up in the morning. I know everyone says they
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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