Now that the British have voted to secede from the European Union and America has chosen a president who has never before held public office, the French appear to be following suit.
A best-selling sports book, "The Boys in the Boat," describes the unlikely path of working-class blokes to gold-medal glory at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.
'Tis the season for the onslaught of holiday catalogs. Some days I open the mailbox optimistically hoping I find a catalog or two. Perusing catalogs is a mindless activity that can transport one to another world, something akin to a "Take me away, Calgon" moment or an hour spent on Pinterest.
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How appropriate. Fate chose the week of the Egg Bowl for legislative leaders to have to wipe egg off their faces. How silly. House Republican leaders passed a rule, with Senate mimicry pending, to deny media access to the Legislature's contracts, only to find out they were violating their own law.
"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free ... it expects what never was and never will be." -- Thomas Jefferson
This is a football story with both political and legal implications.
President-elect Donald Trump's flirtation with Mitt Romney as a possible pick for secretary of state has injected a sliver of hope and change into an evolving administration that could use some.
It was during the Dallas Cowboys game against the Baltimore Ravens on Nov. 13 as a television camera focused to a shot of Cowboys' rookie quarterback Dak Prescott sitting on a bench as the Dallas defense was on the field.
"Smile at each other." So said Mother Teresa, of Kolkata, India, in her book, "A Gift for God."
Was this a "change election"? Donald Trump's victory is widely attributed to the public's thirst for something new, which he represented and Hillary Clinton didn't.
Today is Thanksgiving and, if we are entirely honest with ourselves, we will admit that aligning our attitude with the spirit of the holiday sometimes requires some real effort.
By the time you read this, I'll be on the beach.
Last Thanksgiving our family had two dogs and two cats. It's looking like not long after this holiday, we'll be down to two.
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