It has been more than 400 years since Polonius, a character in Shakespeare's Hamlet, observed that "brevity is the soul of wit."
The premise to Harper Lee's second novel, "Go Set a Watchman," feels like the set-up of a satire or butt of a joke: Grown-up Scout comes home from New York to find that Atticus has joined the White Citizens Council.
Large green circles surrounded the Prairie house like polka-dots where the circular sprinklers struggled to maintain the lawn.
"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."
After the visitation I went home and made two tomato sandwiches. There seemed something life affirming about eating tomatoes from your own garden in the heat of summer.
He's No. 1?! Yes, it's an early poll and, as such, pretty near useless. Yes, Herman Cain was once number one, too, and we know what happened with that. Yes, the fact that he is number one probably reflects name recognition as much as anything else.
Three female professors at Eastern Michigan University were shocked to learn that some young scholars in their lecture hall had been on their cellphones attacking them with lewd public posts, complete with imagery. It was all done anonymously, courtesy of an unusually obnoxious social media app called Yik Yak.
From first reactions, it appears that Hill Republicans will be near unanimous in voting a resolution of rejection of the Iran nuclear deal. They will then vote to override President Obama's veto of their resolution. And if the GOP fails there, Gov. Scott Walker says his first act as president would be to kill the deal.
Woody Allen is credited with saying "80 percent of life is just showing up."
Tuesday, Rep. Jeff Smith was the guest speaker at the Columbus Rotary Club. Smith, who has been in the Legislature since 1991, prefaced his remarks by saying his talk would be short in order to allow for questions from the audience.
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