Beyond Our Border

OKLAHOMA A line from the title song of the musical relates that “You’re doing fine, Oklahoma; Oklahoma, OK!” The Sooner State received its nickname as settlers in 1889 lined up at the border to make claims to Native American lands… Read More ›

Outside the Novahood

CAN’T FLOAT THIS BOAT IN YORKTOWN In the wake of a controversial entry into this year’s Yorktown Lighted Boat Parade (see photo), the Yorktown Foundation issued a statement saying that the polarizing messaging of one entry was overtly political and… Read More ›

Canceling Christmas

1 Among another of the latest inanities emanating from the extreme right on the political spectrum is the murmur of the cancellation of Christmas, assisted by the Biden administration. The tenuous, unevidenced connection is but another product of the porous… Read More ›

Around the Novahood

A TRIBE GAMBOLS IN LEESBURG Goats are having their moment. Not only are they great at eating weeds, but they even offer a special form of yoga–goat yoga–balancing on the backs of people working out! On a recent busy Saturday… Read More ›

Passive Aggressive Politics

As thousands more of the country’s residents succumb to the delta variant of the COVID-19 virus, anti-vaccine resistance seems to harden or is bolstered with every specious counter-argument, especially by elected officials, and then mostly conservative Republicans. It’s almost as… Read More ›

Beyond Our Border

              TEXAS Sixty Democrats in the state’s lower house fled to Washington to deny a quorum to the Republican-dominated legislature determined to adopt repressive voting restrictions. The Lone Star State is slated to gain… Read More ›

To Do Or Not To Do

By Frank Blechman Many, many times, I have been in “strategic planning” sessions in which someone has insisted that we had to pick one goal or one approach to that goal. Recognizing that time and other resources are limited, I… Read More ›