Opinion




The Old Coot adds things up

We name a number. It’s how old coots respond (to each other) when asked, “How are you doing?” We don’t go into detail about our…






The Old Coot can’t wait

I bought an RCA “color” TV in 1968 at “Little Joe’s” in Elmira, N.Y. It cost $300, a virtual fortune at the time. Mad-Man-Dewey had…


The Old Coot is overcome

Here we go again, fighting against human nature. We do it all the time. We do it with legislation. We do it with school rules,…