Byline: By Bill Dwight

Friday Takeway: Great Expectations


Despite the heated rhetoric and histrionics surrounding the trigger term “Socialism,” all successful first world economies are a mixture of...

Friday Takeaway: High anxiety


Marijuana is legal in Massachusetts now. The guess is that there will be a total of 30 states where that will be the case in the next couple of...

Road to perdition


Well, we’re queuing up for the next presidential election now that we’ve entered the foyer of 2019. Sigh. Much has been written and lamented about...

Friday Takeaway: Being there


When it's allowed, criticizing presidents or anyone in power is as common as you would expect. Their power and authority prompt those of us who...

Friday Takeaway: Vertigo


So, the Beatles “White Album” was released fifty years ago. The discovery of that bit of trivia was a kick in the Ob-la-di Ob-la-da, I have to say....

Bill Dwight: Advise and consent


I couldn’t let the events and circumstances of Brett Kavanaugh’s lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court pass without writing about it. A glib...

The Power and the Glory


Recently Fox News ran an article about a city council resolution. Not one of ours. Don’t worry. I doubt we rate that level of august scrutiny. No...

Friday Takeaway: F for Fake


These days, I find myself dreading each new(s) day. Every morning, I have to steel myself to open the next door of the Advent calendar from hell .....

Friday Takeaway: Bill Dwight


Recently, a nice person asked me what I have learned from my tenure in public service. I usually have a pithy self-deprecating response to those...

Friday Takeaway: Vertigo


The desire to alter our consciousness is embedded in almost all of us, I think. When we were kids, we would spin around until we were transported...

A year or so ago, some people in Springfield were inspired to rebrand the region of the Connecticut River Valley that bisects Massachusetts. You...

Friday Takeaway: The Quiet Man


 Just weeks ago the people of Hatfield, Montgomery, Westhampton, Southampton and Northampton lost their representative in Boston when Peter Kocot...

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