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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

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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.

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Mother’s Day gifts

BY NORBERT RUG Sunday, May 12, 2019 is Mother’s Day. This holiday is celebrated every year to honor mothers and motherhood. In the United States, the observance of Mother’s Day started early in the 20th century. Mother’s Day is one

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Play more games with your family

BY NORBERT RUG Games give us a way to connect with our families. It is a fun activity. It can lead to conversations and is a way to share time with them. I will admit it, I have “a competitive

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Springtime is for motorcycles

BY NORBERT RUG It is spring and the motorcycles are coming out of hibernation. I know after righting the ice and snow it is easy to sit back and enjoy the ride but it is time for increased vigilance when

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Coping with robocalls

BY NORBERT RUG I’m in the bathroom, the phone rings and my wife is out picking up grandchildren from school. I open the door, run across the bedroom and grab the phone and blurt out, “Hello”? A voice answers, “This

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Thoughts on jury duty

BY NORBERT RUG It’s a small piece of paper, usually the size of a postcard and it is easily hidden between the junk mail and the bills that crowd a mailbox, but it manages to create fear in many of

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Growing old when technology stays young

BY NORBERT RUG I thought I would feel completely different about growing older. I thought I’d worry more about getting gray hair and the spare tire that would collect around my stomach after I had retired than I have. As