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OLAF FUB SEZ: According to poet T. S. Eliot, born on this date in 1888, “Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”


This Morning

this morning

I burned your toast

just around the edges the way

you like.

and peeled your orange

twisting and coiling

into the cold

metal sink.

toast burning

orange peeling

coffee perking

calls you to me.

you don’t say much

as I watch you

shuffle away ...

your old slippers

scraping the floor.

you will watch

the morning news

to learn what

this world was up to

while you slept ...

while I burned your toast

while I peeled your orange ...

– Carol J. Russell


AGE OF DISCOVERY – This week’s edition of the IMAGINE Buffalo lunchtime lecture series focuses on science at noon Tuesday in the Ring of Knowledge on the main floor of the Central Library on Lafayette Square in downtown Buffalo.

The program, part of the “Imagine Greater Buffalo 2025” series, begins with a Great Courses video, “Science Comes of Age in the 19th Century,” and continues at 12:30 p.m. with a discussion co-sponsored by the WNY STEM Hub.

Admission is free. You can bring a lunch or purchase one at the library’s Fables Cafe. The series is sponsored by the Center for the Study of Art, Architecture, History & Nature.


GETTING ACQUAINTED – All fifth-, sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade boys and their parents are invited to the annual open house at Bishop Timon-St. Jude High School, 601 McKinley Parkway, from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday.

Student ambassadors will lead tours and talk about their experiences at the school, which has a 14:1 student-teacher ratio. Information about scholarships and financial aid also will be available. For more details, call 826-3610, Ext. 237, or email


CLOSING CHAPTER – The Church of the Annunciation, 7580 Clinton St., Elma, will hold an annulment writing workshop from 7 to 9 p.m. next Monday in Selbert Hall. The session will cover information on annulments, including recent changes, and how to start writing a history.

For reservations, call the parish office at 683-5254. Walk-ins also are welcome and should arrive at 6:45 p.m. Fee is $5 to cover the cost of materials.


TIME OF NEED – In June, George V. Radeff Jr., of East Amherst, owner of M15 Video Surveillance, was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, better known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, and it has progressed rapidly.

To help with medical costs and caregiving, friends and family are holding a benefit from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday in Acqua Restaurant, 2192 Niagara St. Donation is $25 at the door and includes beer, wine and food. There also will be a cash bar, raffles and prizes. For more info, call 225-0992.


REUNION TIME – A casual reunion of all men who played any sport in the Monsignor Martin Athletic Association in the glory days of 1960s will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 25, the day after Thanksgiving, in Ilio DiPaolo’s Restaurant, 3785 South Park Ave., Blasdell.

Cost is $25 and includes three hours of open bar with beer, wine and pop, plus pizza and wings. For more info, call Joe Mooney, Timon Class of 1965, at 481-6878, Jim DiSarno, Timon Class of 1966, at 998-9322 or Jim Cavanaugh, St. Joseph’s Class of 1966, at 807-6606.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Susan O’Neill Lauber, Michelle M.F. Schwach, Warren Colville, Risa Heller, Kristy Grossman, Mary Beth Seivert, Dennis Sauer, Arlene Giolando, Marie Huller, Geri Maraschiello, Russell Boorom, Marilyn Kuczkowski, Nathan Roy, Emmett Kelly, Jim Easton, Lou Benzel and Linda Turoldo.


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