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Mark Sherman: We’ll get through this

Mark Sherman: We’ll get through this

As FDR said in his first inaugural address in 1933, when the country was in the midst of a horrendous depression: “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” More recently, Governor Cuomo said the current situation is not in itself so horrific. It is fear that can lead to hoarding of food and other socially harmful behaviors. 

Mark Sherman: Generation gripes

Mark Sherman: Generation gripes

Generation gaps have always been important. I remember when I was in my 20s, there was a saying around that you shouldn’t trust anyone over 30. Of course, when we all got into our 30s we realized we shouldn’t trust anyone under 30.

Funny is in the eyes of the reader

Funny is in the eyes of the reader

Typically at this time of year I depart from my usual attempts to lighten things up, and I write a serious column. But today things seem so serious in the world, I believe it is my responsibility to try to get you to laugh. Or at least to snicker.

Tour de Trump

Tour de Trump

More than 26 years ago, Donald Trump organized a bike race he said could be “tremendous in the future, and it can really, very much rival the Tour de France.” Since the first leg ended in New Paltz, there was quite a bit of local fanfare.