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Autumn leaves, a less troublesome topic

BY NORBERT RUG The falling leaves drift by my window, The falling leaves of red and gold. Frank Sinatra (1954) Now that the midterm elections are over, all those intrusive political ads of the past few months have settled down.

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Santa doesn’t deliver to the emergency room

BY NORBERT RUG The holiday season is fun for all, but Holiday decor and celebrations can cause problems. Estimates of reported home fires are taken from the U.S. Fire Administration’s National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) and The National Fire

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Western New Yorkers know how to party

BY NORBERT RUG With all the thrilling things happening in Western New York all year, you will never run out of things to here. From the Taste of Buffalo which is the largest two-day food festival in the United States,

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Family traditions at Christmas time

BY NORBERT RUG I have written about family traditions before, this time I would like to share a few Christmas traditions from my past and a few that my children, grandchildren and I practice today. My memories of Christmas as

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The thing about remotes

BY NORBERT RUG “As close to home as your VCR”: Remote Control (Movie) (1988). As I sit here typing I look over at my end table and see four remotes. I also have a cordless phone there. It is not

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I’m Norb, and I’m a gambler

BY NORBERT RUG My name is Norb and I’m a gambler. (Muted response, Hi Norb.) I don’t bet on the ponies or play poker. I don’t play the over/under on sports games but I gamble every day. When my alarm

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Unsubscribe me, again

BY NORBERT RUG They start early in the morning. A sound wakes me up from a sound sleep and I’m still in a fog. I don’t remember setting my alarm clock for this early in the morning and I slap