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LENOX — If climate change is a Chinese-inspired hoax, as our technically legitimate 45th president tweeted in 2012, that's some hoax!"The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing … more
The great undoing has started. President Obama's most defining achievements — from health care reform and economic recovery to the drawdown of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan — divided the country to the extent that our new president and … more
"It was the fire in her eyes, the flash of her teeth, the swing in her waist and the joy in her feet." —Maya Angelou My Nana, JoAnne Fitz was a phenomenal woman. She told stories, laughed with me, but most of all, she taught me life's most … more
Diabetes is an American epidemic. Uncontrollable high sugar in the blood leaves the pancreas crippled and unable to keep up.In the old days, diabetes often led to blindness and amputations. There are, of course, two kinds of diabetes: Type 1, … more
DALTON — There is too much noise in this world — clanging, banging, pestering noise. In the morning, we have the grinding of gears and the revving of engines as vehicles start their morning runs to work and school. Soon, we hear the … more
PITTSFIELD — "People now marvel at how it came to pass at how [he] was selected to be a representative of either party. The European powers will despise us because we have no better material out of which to make a president. His speeches have … more
Upon hearing that January 19th is National Resist Day, I found myself amused.Resisting is something that has always come rather easily to me. My mother used to call me a "difficult child," and all the babysitters of my youth would likely agree. … more
By Leonard QuartNEW YORK — I have recently read a couple of books that strikingly invoke childhood and adolescence. One of the two is "Another Brooklyn," Jacqueline Woodson's lyrical, fragmented, dream-like novel about coming of age as … more
By Dalton DelanWESTPORT, Ct. — On Inauguration Day, we celebrate the quadrennial culmination of our democratic process and the beginning of a fresh cycle. As the White House estate welcomes its new residents, the Fourth Estate faces grave … more
"Gung Ho Sun Hee" translates to Happy New Year in Chinese. On Jan. 27, 2017 the Chinese New Year begins and lasts for seven days.Originally a holiday in China when the country was largely agrarian, it kicked off the start of the farm season when … more
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