We who care about such things wanted Mama Nature to unfurl a comforting and protective winter “blankee” of snow over our fields and pastures and wish us “Sweet Dreams” during a long deep sleep. There is nothing like a good snow cover, particularly for a
Fifty years ago, I spent my first Christmas away from home. It was a Christmas that will vividly remain in my memory. I was a student in Benaras Hindu University in Varanasi, India. As Christmas approached, I felt a longing creep into me. I began
Another tragic shooting. I join the world in sorrow for the inconceivable and thoughtless slaughter of those children and faculty members. But make sense of it? Good luck with that. I can, though, give an explanation. It’s complicated and many-faceted, so bear with me.
Seldom have I seen an action that has angered so many nations and yet left them appearing helpless as North Korean’s recent missile launch. For the United States, the launch means North Korea could one day launch a nuclear weapon that could strike the
If we all go over the fiscal cliff, what will be the effects on agriculture? That is an academic question I put to myself. First, I had to clean up my thoughts about the cliff. Lately in coarse coffee club company, I have taken to
With the “fiscal cliff” — the impending across-the-board tax hikes and expenditure cuts - nearly upon us, it is important to think clearly about the causes and potential consequences of our large federal budget deficit. The national debt is the sum of all annual budget deficits
As collisions go, this one was minor. It could have been much worse for the fellow without armor — the bicyclist. Stopped at a red light at College and Kimball avenues while heading north, I shuddered at what I saw unfolding just 12 feet to my right:
Another week hurried by with nary a drop of rain where we need it. I really knew people who used the word “nary” (not any) in their everyday conversation, along with “yorn” (yours) and “younguns” (children) and so on. They were good people, but were
Foreign policy is fundamentally different from domestic policy for a number of reasons. First, domestic policy is generally not classified. By classified, I mean information whose disclosure would threaten the vital interests of the United States. Some politicians operate in secrecy, or try do.
Editor’s note: This is the text of City Commissioner Jim Sherow’s statement Tuesday that he would not seek re-election. Mr. Mayor, I would like to take moment for a few words. I’d like to congratulate you on being the 97th individual to
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