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Author and commentator Paul Willcott divides his time between Saranac Lake and New York City.

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Irving Bachellor
Audio Novella:
A Franklin Manor Christmas
Paul Willcott of Saranac Lake reads his original Adirondack holiday story set in a down-at-heels former cure cottage and monastery occupied by a lonesome ex-professor.

Commentary: July 4th Thoughts of Revolutions

As the 4th of July approaches, commentator Paul Willcott has some thoughts on revolution - the one in 1776 and the one he sees going on at present.  Go to full article

Commentary: Memorial Day

For commentator Paul Willcott, this Memorial Day is sadder and more painful than most, as we think of those who have given their all in Iraq.  Go to full article

Commentary: Keeping a Journal

In the hurry of ordinary affairs of daily life, it's often difficult to find time to take a step back and put things in perspective. Keeping a diary is one way to do this, but commentator Paul Willcott argues that keeping a diary is more than just a way for busy people to cope with stress. It's a gift to posterity.  Go to full article

Commentary: Adaptation, Absolutes and Ecology

Unwanted polliwogs in Adirondack ponds. Too many moose in Vermont. Our news today is full of animals that threaten the human idea of balance in the environment. Paul...  Go to full article

Commentary: Silent Night

The notion of silence is an enduring part of the Christmas celebration. Christians have sung countless times of the birth of the Savior on a silent night. Here's...  Go to full article

Commentary: Paul Willcott's Thanks

Around many of today's holiday tables, we'll take turns saying what we're grateful for. Commentator Paul Willcott names an unusual blessing that is his.  Go to full article

Commentary: Why Aren't Focus Groups Regulated?

Focus groups have long been part of American commerce and politics. Expensive ad campaigns are often based on their findings. Every White House in modern times has used...  Go to full article

Commentary: The Real Culture War

In the view of commentator Paul Willcott the country has been so focused recently on the war against Iraq and lessoning the tax burden of the wealthy, that a critically...  Go to full article

Commentary: How To Be A North Country Seasonal: A Primer

Many north country natives view seasonal residents, or "seasonals" as outsiders. Commentator Paul Willcott offers this three-part primer for part-time residents on how to...  Go to full article

Commentary: Celebrating the Fourth of July in the Time of "W"

Today's celebration isn't so much about elation because we've overthrown the redcoats and the oppression of King George III. The parades and fireworks and picnics of out...  Go to full article

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