| Jan 29, 2014
| 3:55 PM
They got the message and it was loud and clear: It's not good to be a tree in Connecticut.
So like others before who felt the sting of persecution, they were pulling up roots. They were getting out of town. They were fleeing the only state they'd known....
| Nov 6, 2013
| 3:06 PM
I am not given to envy.
Jealousy has never been my thing.
And if asked about the Ten Commandments, I can confidently say I've passed them all.
But nowadays, I'm finding it hard not to feel envy. Nowadays, I'm struggling hard not to be jealous.
| Sep 11, 2013
| 1:56 PM
Q. How many Jews in Germany have been killed or have committed suicide in the last seven or eight years? L.H.
A. Since 1933, 20,000 Jews are reported to have committed suicide and 8,000 to have been murdered by the Nazis.
Question & Answer column of The...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 8:20 AM
Drew Carey, whose trademark glasses helped us recognize him after losing weight a few years ago, brings his stand-up to Southern Connecticut State University's John Lyman Center for the Performing Arts this Saturday. It must be nice getting to watch...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 2:25 PM
It is easy to say there is no place safe anymore. Can't go to the mall now without thinking about Kenya. Can't go to a marathon without thinking about Boston.
Can't go to the movies without thinking about Aurora.
Can't go in a plane without thinking...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 3:57 PM
Dear Mom, There weren't any cliffs in the flat part of the Midwest where you and dad raised me. But that didn't stop you from warning me of the folly of following others over a cliff.
"Don't do foolish things just because others are doing it," you said....
| Aug 27, 2013
| 10:51 AM
Fifty years ago, my childhood buddies and I would pluck dandelions from the green grass, hold them close to our lips and blow.
As the white puffs sailed into the wind, we'd make a wish.
We were all colored boys and I don't recall the things we...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 11:25 AM
He once camped out on a Hollywood sidewalk for three days to be first in line. He traveled to New York City seven freakin' times over two years to take tests before he was finally chosen for his next mass-media adventure. His friends think he's crazy,...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 4:02 PM
Considering that gender equality still doesn't exist, why isn't the women's movement more visible and why aren't more young people identifying as feminists? Are all the women out there OK with the status quo?
I have read and heard all sorts of things...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 2:55 PM
If George Zimmerman had uttered what Paula Deen 'fessed up to saying, the verdict in his trial for the killing of Trayvon Martin would be a foregone conclusion.
He'd be guilty as sin.
"Nigger" is that powerful.
"Nigger" is the word that has left...
| Jul 14, 2013
| 2:58 PM
ZIMMERMAN NOT GUILTY.
The news is old; the old is news.
All the words, thoughts and feelings have been felt, thought and spoken before in countless eternal days and nights by men and women of ebony skin — about the value of our lives.