It's not easy being a cat person in a canine world. Sitting on the porch while studying and occasionally letting my eyes and thoughts wander over to the lake or into the woods, I noticed the cats pouncing on butterflies.
To get it out of the way, I live in a poverty stricken mid-sized city in Massachusetts. We used to have a textile and garment industry, and now we do not. We're a heroin overdose city, a wear-pajama-pants-to-Wal-Mart city. State and federal money props up our schools, our police force and our fire department. About 75 percent of kids in local schools get lunch for free.
A group of Mississippi parents and teachers who are lobbying for predictable and equitable education funding may not get their way with the Legislature, but they win the award for the best name: Fed Up With 50th.
I suppose I should thank the person who threw out the plastic bag from Unclaimed Baggage while driving through the soccer park last week.
"Don't Make Any Sudden Moves" is the advice offered to the new president by Richard Haass of the Council on Foreign Relations, which has not traditionally been known as a beer hall of populist beliefs.
It was, arguably, the most telling moment of Donald Trump's inauguration speech.
Today, we inaugurated a new president, and, as it is with every new administration, there will be changes.
We've been instructed not to take our new president literally but instead seriously (in the felicitous phrasing of Salena Zito).
During Tuesday's meeting, the Columbus City council voted to hire a consultant to examine ways the Columbus Police Department can be more effective in fighting crime.
There was a time when American voters had to wonder whether Barack Obama was personally corrupt.
Seasoned tourists know the games. It's the rubes who are the easy marks.
We all are familiar with the word "rumor." Rumor runs faster than anything else.