Content by Bill Kalmar

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One of our greatest inventions was the TV remote. Before this clever invention, we had to rise from our cushy chair and walk to the TV to change the channel or adjust the volume. With the TV remote,...
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If you have a smart phone, and most people do these days, you realize just how much our lives are controlled by that electronic item we travel everywhere with. There are apps on our phones that allow...
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Schools in our nation seem to be under siege from lone shooters, bullies, disturbing phone calls and emails, and the occasional bomb threat. It’s a sad state of affairs when armed guards and metal...
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The other day I observed a person locking his car with a key. When’s the last time you saw that? What with remote lock and unlock and key fobs, keys are a thing of the past.  We have a new...
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Several high schools throughout the country are now experimenting with eliminating recognition of students who have high GPAs. In fact, some schools have curtailed the labeling of a valedictorian...
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If you were born prior to the 1950s, you may remember a sitcom filmed in black and white about two New York cops and their exploits in the city. As they pursued criminals and responded to various...
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This is the time of year when students and parents eagerly await the final day of school and the impending graduation ceremony. It is a time of joy and apprehension as students celebrate their...
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Bill Kalmar
Our universe seems to be in a state of flux, discombobulation, and transmutation. Every day a new issue surfaces that boggles the mind. It could be a debate on the number of people at the...
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One of my favorite songs is from the movie, The Way We Were with music orchestrated by the incomparable Marvin Hamlisch. It is a poignant song that hearkens back to what a lot of us consider the “...
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T hose of you at a certain age (meaning old) will no doubt remember the song, “Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavour?” It was a single released in 1959 and sung by Lonnie Donegan. It’s an...