Byline: By Bill Dwight

Friday Takeway: Great Expectations

3/8/19

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

Friday Takeaway: High anxiety

2/8/19

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

1/11/19

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

12/14/18

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

11/22/18

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

10/18/18

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

9/21/18

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

7/27/18

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

6/29/18

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

6/1/18

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

4/5/18

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

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