- Ralph Couey
RALPH COUEY | Sweet offerings sour dining experience
We’re all familiar with the scenario. We’ve just finished a sumptuous dinner, three courses of artistry and flavor that has filled us to the point that some are surreptitiously loosening the belt. We are sure that no room remains in the stomach. We may not have to eat again for two days.
Then a shiny silver cart is rolled up to the table. Across its top are arrayed a dozen or so plates and bowls containing things like cake, fudge, ice cream, or any one of a hundred other temptations. Suddenly, we find there is room after all.
But not for all of us.
Ralph Couey | The center of ... everything
The universe fascinates me, and has since my formative years during that breathless era known as “The Space Race.”
Ralph Couey | NDIC: Memories permeate silence
Ralph Couey of Chantilly, Va., formerly worked at the now-closed National Drug Intelligence Center in Johnstown. He wrote an occasional column for The Tribune-Democrat. Below is a piece he penned about the NDIC.
RALPH COUEY | The only constant in life is change
Our environment is often spoken of as nature – the sun, moon, trees, climate, all the elements of our world.
But we also exist in another atmosphere; one of people, friends, loved ones and acquaintances.
RALPH COUEY | The call of 9/11
The 10th anniversary has passed. The first heat in the breathless race to establish a memorial for the crew and passengers of Flight 93 has been won.
- RALPH COUEY | The road less traveled may lead to greatness
RALPH COUEY | An autumn of silence?
The approach to every autumn, for as long as I can remember, brought for me a rising excitement. The arrival of the cooler breezes meant that football season had arrived.
Speak your mind, share your heart | Ralph Couey
It’s called glossaphobia. No, it’s not about your brand of car wax or furniture polish. It’s the technical term for the fear of public speaking.
Freaking out over tiny invaders
The other day I arrived at work to find one of my co-workers in full freak-out mode.
RALPH COUEY | Couples should enter marriage with their eyes wide open
On June 17, 1978, a brutally hot and humid Missouri day, a couple of hundred people gathered for a wedding.
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