First, our thoughts and prayers go out to the people of Ukraine, who are being brutally attacked by Russian aggressors. A vigil will be held in front of the library on Sunday, March 6 at 5:30. All are welcome.
Do you feel tears sting your eyes at the weirdest times? Say when the register guy at Trader Joe’s says, “You’re so energetic! Thanks for bagging!” A lump in your throat and yes, tears. Covid has left many of us emotionally volatile, tender as newborns. It’s an affliction, this pandemic, stretching Continue reading “Column: Tender Times”→
Two weeks ago, a police deputy in Maryland shot and killed a groundhog. Having reviewed the unedited videotape of this encounter, I concluded that, although the action was apparently consistent with Maryland police guidelines, it was ridiculous. Some comedians have noted that the Continue reading “Putting a Mask on Poor Judgement”→
A member of Congress from Arkansas acknowledged last week that vaccines and mask-wearing were good ideas. As the delta variant of Covid-19 filled hospitals across his state and his constituents noticed that their neighbors were filling those hospitals, and the morgues therein, this Continue reading “Column: With All Due Respect”→
A member of the U.S. House of Representatives recently declared that the House rule that members must wear masks while in the House chamber was equivalent to the Nazi demand that Jews wear gold stars on their clothing to facilitate their being identified, packed on to cattle cars, Continue reading “Column: Unmasked”→
Over the past year, the normal way of life changed for Joel Barlow High School students in countless ways. Teenagers’ personal fashion styles since the Covid-19 lockdowns were among the transformations.