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Government Employees–Beyond Improvement?


It is 7:27 a.m. and the sun is rising over Syracuse. Chimney smoke flows flat across the city: the temperature is -4. Why does the smoke flow flat when it’s icy cold? I’ve been watching it for years and when … Continue reading

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“He and others”: The Post-Standard on Rt. 81


This morning’s Post-Standard, as read on Syracuse.com, leads with a story headlined “Syracuse power brokers pushing I-81 tunnel, boulevard instead of elevated highway,” written by Teri Weaver with contributions from Sean Kirst under the auspices of managing editor Stan Linhorst. … Continue reading

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From Executive to Legislative


I talked to people.  I called up lots of offices and talked to all kinds of people.  What I learned was that all kinds of people were hot to trot to prosecute Medicaid recipients but nobody in the world was … Continue reading

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Taking Note of Kathy Hart


People like to talk and what they like to talk about most is themselves—so listen, already.   You want information?  Call somebody up, ask a couple friendly questions, and then sit and listen.  Affirmatively say “uh-huh” from time to time, but … Continue reading

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Resume of an Activist


Anne C Woodlen Syracuse NY 13210                                                          “Perhaps when we face our maker, we will not be asked, ‘How many positions did you hold,’ but rather, ‘How many people did you help?’” ―Thomas S. Monson In 2001 I began the work … Continue reading

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The Grand Jury


All people share the right and the responsibility to make the decisions that affect their lives together. And so the stage was set:  my ancestors, the Hopes, had set to farming in the Valley before the country was born and … Continue reading

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Citizen


My career as a citizen began around 1918 with my grandmother.  She was at home on the farm when she observed a man driving his horses up the hill upon which the farm sat.  He was doing this by beating … Continue reading

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