Affinity Groups

In this episode we meet Dr. Tony Cicoria of Oneonta. Lightning struck Dr. Cicoria, and he had a profound experience that led him (among other things) to learn to play the piano.
"...we need to start using different ways to talk about retirement that do not carry negative images of only termination and loss. Unfortunately the word "retirement" in our culture...
For some people, there is no greater pleasure than sinking their teeth into a thick, juicy steak or a sizzling hamburger. In our prevailingly urban society in which less than three percent of the...
Judge Thomas Averill Carter of Owego, NY never really existed. Robert W. White’s novel set in the 1850s, “Susquehanna Scandal”, described a respected lawyer and jurist with a messy...
I think my whole life has been leading up to this summer – seeing, sensing, assimilating bits of history and translating them into music. I want my music to transport people to times and...
Dianea Kohl’s life is marked by pain and joy, victory and disappointment and many, many tears. As a nurse and a psychotherapist she has shared the torment of others and led them in a healing...
Poet Edward Dougherty likes to mention that he has worked in a pizza shop and prepared VCR instructions for The Cable Guide. Certainly anything can feed and direct a poet in his work. He was also...
The 20th century was a time of unparalleled innovation and discovery, with great progress in science and technology, especially the practice of medicine. So it was both shocking and humbling when, in...
Writers of fantasy and science fiction know that there are certain leaps they can take into the unknown or impossible and their readers will leap with them. Disregard gravity or the speed of light...
There's an Indian legend that if you capture a butterfly and whisper a wish to it, the butterfly cannot reveal the wish to anyone but the Great Spirit, who hears, sees and knows all. In...