Stressed Americans seeking calm through decluttering and meditation might add a third activity: the cocktail hour.
As usual, the year's end brings reflections and ruminations on what was and what is to be.
Any honest man, looking back on a very long life, must admit -- even if only to himself -- being a relic of a bygone era.
As we age, we forget many things. However, some things we never forget; when we remember them, we get emotional. You might even smile or start crying.
John McCain is fond of saying, "It's always darkest just before it goes totally black." According to a February report by Amnesty International, human rights "reached a nadir" in 2015. Not quite. The past 12 months prove that even when you hit bottom, there is always room to sink.
Donald Trump has inspired so much fear among his Republican comrades that he no longer has to issue harsh tweets when they misbehave. They do it themselves.
The terrorist who hijacked a truck in Berlin and ran over and killed 12 people, maiming and wounding 48 more, in that massacre in the Christmas market, has done more damage than he could imagine.
On Dec. 19, radio host Charlie Sykes completed his last broadcast for WTMJ in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
In the presidential campaign, no issue separated Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton more starkly than abortion.
Those expecting to feast on the splendor of a fashion icon in the movie "Jackie" may feel misled.
I'm a newspaper reporter. I'm 59 years old. I wear a lot of tweed.
2. Voice of the people: Heath Fisackerly LETTERS TO THE EDITOR (VOICE@CDISPATCH.COM)
3. Jiben Roy: Social media and misinformation LOCAL COLUMNS
4. Our View: Council's decision to hire crime consultant a positive step DISPATCH EDITORIALS
5. Kathleen Parker: What Trump's final tweet should say NATIONAL COLUMNS