So far it’s been a thuggish week. The Boston Marathon bombings. The media frenzy and over-reaction that followed. The Senate demonstrating, once again, that it thinks “democracy” is crazy talk. And now the fertilizer plant in West, Texas. [...]
A Facebook friend shares a letter to her home-town newspaper:
Dear [name of town],
I almost lost a good friend last night. After an evening of drinking he stumbled, by accident, into the wrong house during the wee hours of the morning and received two gunshot wounds for his mistake. While I don’t know all [...]
Washington Post columnist Michelle Singletary recently wrote a column titled “Not All College Majors Are Created Equal.” You can click the link and read the whole thing, but if you’re in a hurry, the first few lines say it all:
I have this game I play when I meet college students.
“What’s your major?” I [...]
Donna and I have now stayed in one place longer than either of us ever stayed anywhere before: nearly 14 years in Tucson; nearly 13 years in the same house. Not bragging … almost any normal American (one who did not grow up in a military or transient family, that is) can easily beat our [...]