Putting the thanks in Thanksgiving

This will not be a Norman Rockwell Thanksgiving. As the coronavirus rampages, in an abundance of caution, Thursday will be solely for my husband and me. If the weather obliges, (light rain is forecast), we can meet up with relatives for a walk. And the dreaded but essential Zoom is always available, and we'll probably …

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Beware: January 20 can be a lifetime away

Little by little, Donald Trump is running out of time and techniques to deny the reality of  President-elect Joe Biden. Trump's refusal to acknowledge he's a loser may be embraced by 70 percent of Republicans, some of whom demonstrated their unmasked fealty in a noisy D.C. demonstration yesterday, but that doesn't change the election results. …

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Election is called – tears of relief

There were tears of joy.  Family members and friends calling, emailing and texting each other. Popping open a bottle of bubbly with two neighbors (socially distanced, of course). The knot is gone from the pit of my stomach. My step is a little lighter. (not so my body). Joe Biden, the youngest man ever elected …

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Bobby Orr: Icon no More

For decades, sports and entertainment celebrities avoided political endorsements lest they hurt their personal brands and lucrative pay days. This, despite notable exceptions like Ronald Reagan, John Wayne, Clint Eastwood,  John Voight and Kelsey Grammer on the right and Mohammed Ali, Alec Baldwin, Barbara Streisand, LeBron James, and Carole King on the left. Their numbers …

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