4:16 PM Feb 14, 2014

The Obama administration has repeatedly modified the deadlines that were supposed to enforce provisions of the Affordable Care Act, e.g. "ObamaCare."

11:19 AM Feb 10, 2014

Last night, I watched the Grammy Awards tribute to the Beatles, and as Alicia Keys and John Legend performed "Let It Be," I admired their lovely voices. But it also reminded me of something I've wondered about for a long time.

9:49 AM Jan 27, 2014

The end of January is the deadline to get dog tags for your mutt in Erie County. If you've glanced at a calendar lately, you've perhaps noticed that time is running out.

12:50 PM Jan 24, 2014

Earlier this week, when I was in Hollywood, Calif., I spent a lot of time photographing stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. That's where I found the star devoted to Milan native Thomas Edison.

5:37 PM Jan 15, 2014

The folks at the Erie County Dog Pound want to remind dog owners that it's time to buy the annual dog license.

The dog tags cost $18 and are supposed to be purchased by the end of January. 

4:47 PM Jan 3, 2014

Last night, I stayed up late watching the scholar athletes at my alma mater, the University of Oklahoma, defeat Alabama 45-31 in the Sugar Bowl. Since OU was a 17-point underdog, the outcome was a real pleasure for Sooner fans.

4:57 PM Dec 30, 2013

The New York Times has posted a fascinating quiz which tries to identify part of the country you are from according to which words you use in everyday conservation.

9:03 PM Dec 22, 2013

I live in Ohio now, but I'm originally from Oklahoma. I noticed some news from my old state this week.

10:02 PM Dec 21, 2013
 
(Here's a guest post by Chicago writer Lynda Barckert, a native of Birmingham in Florence Township in Erie County. Hope everyone's local college kids had an easier time getting home than she did -- Tom)
 
10:40 AM Dec 21, 2013

Here is my annual "best books of the year" blog post, in which I ask some of my favorite people, including authors and pundits, which books particularly impressed them in the past year.

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