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February 22, 2013

Back when we weren't afraid of the dark

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Tonawanda News — Oh, I miss living like that. Night is supposedly a time of fear, of danger, but fear comes from isolation, from being the only person on the lonely street. If it’s midnight and you’re one in large crowd and the movie just ended, there is little to fear. For one thing, you and your friends might head to a restaurant or bar or coffee shop; there are plenty from which to choose.

Funny, how the Internet age brings a breathtaking expansion in knowledge and the pursuit of experience, just as the face-to-face, hand-to-hand involvement gets constrained to almost a farmer’s maxim: Get it all done before sunset. I tend to stay home late at night, these days, but I’ve observed three in the morning is a great time to get certain household chores and duties done (anything except plumbing; one slip and I’ll drown before a plumber shows up). The attitude comes from working a significant portion of my life on the less-than-standard shift. Any time is the right time for nearly anything. 

Ed Adamczyk is a Kenmore resident whose column appears Fridays in the Tonawanda News. Contact him at EdinKenmore@gmail.com.

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