The setting for Bill Boling's childhood in Aliceville, Alabama, was a cotton mill house across the road from the German prisoner of war camp.
When Amazon chose a Queens neighborhood across from Manhattan for one of its new headquarters, James Corden remarked on "The Late Late Show," "I gotta say, I really think this could be the thing that finally puts New York on the map."
I LOVE writing my annual Thanksgiving column. As an American living in the 21st century, there is an overwhelming amount to be thankful for.
The recent election suggested - and subsequent polls showed - that a public happy with the economy under Donald Trump is nevertheless very unhappy with the man himself.
Long before Abe Lincoln proclaimed it a national holiday in 1863 and long before the Pilgrims' 1621 feast that inspired it, a guy in Rome best expressed the idea behind what we recognize as Thanksgiving: "A thankful heart is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the other virtues," Cicero wrote more than 2,000 years ago.
Long-time readers (for whom I am grateful) may recall Thanksgiving columns have often been homilies on how choosing an attitude of gratitude lessens stress, enhances enjoyment of life.
We might as well call her Cindy "Hide" Smith.
Nancy Pelosi will probably return as speaker of the House and should. A proven master at running the legislature, she's plug-and-play ready and able to steer Democrats through these chaotic times.
The death of 20-year-old Tyler Hall is a tragedy, and that is something everyone can agree on.
After adding at least 37 seats and taking control of the House by running on change, congressional Democrats appear to be about to elect as their future leaders three of the oldest faces in the party.
Over coffee one morning Sam and I were discussing shoes; maybe I was more discussing and he was listening. I expressed my concern there were so few shoe stores.
Two more states voted to legalize marijuana in the recent mid-term elections. Ten states now allow recreational marijuana. Thirty states allow medical marijuana. The latest polls show 66 percent of American adults now favor legalization.
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