“O tempora o mores.” This was the opening sentence in Cicero’s commentary on the condition of the Roman Empire about the time that Julius Caesar was assassinated. Literally, it means, “Oh, the times!
Howling from the Heartland
Well, here we are, two days after Christmas and fattened by turkey or ham or both. Tomorrow we’ll start that diet that we’ve been talking about. And, we still have 363 shopping days before next Christmas.
Twenty young children shot to death. Six adults killed. Sandy Hook Elementary School, Newtown, Conn.
It was just a tiny entry on the Yahoo! news page on Tuesday, barely 10 lines long. For the first time in history, China filed more applications for patents (526,412) than did the U.S. (503,582).
Assuming that we’re still around after Dec. 21, the date when the Mayan calendar runs out, we’ll be only eleven days away from falling over the fiscal cliff. This means that, starting on Jan.
Last year, my brother bought a new Infiniti, with all the bells and whistles.
Remember when political pundits were raving about a “post-racial” America? That was right after the country had elected Barack Obama as the first non-white president.