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.

4:57 PM Dec 30, 2013

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

9:03 PM Dec 22, 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)
 
10:02 PM 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.

10:40 AM Dec 21, 2013

You know how police states get started.

9:30 AM Dec 19, 2013

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced the 2014 inductees: Peter Gabriel, Kiss, Nirvana, Linda Ronstadt, Cat Stevens, Hall and Oates, the E Street Band, Andrew Loog Oldham and Brian Epstein.

11:13 AM Dec 17, 2013

Author Mary Murray Bosrock will be in town Thursday, Dec. 12, to promote her memoir about growing up Catholic in Sandusky, "Mortal Sin on My Soul."

She'll be at the Sawmill Creek Resort shops from noon to 3:30 p.m. Thursday.

5:44 PM Dec 11, 2013

Ed FitzGerald, the presumptive Democratic nominee for governor in next year's race against incumbent John Kasich, has dumped his running mate, state Sen.

4:46 PM Dec 10, 2013

The bowl matchups have been announced. Ohio State is off to Miami to play Clemson in the Orange Bowl on Jan. 3. Bowling Green State University takes on Pittsburgh at the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl on Dec. 26, while my alma mater, the University of Oklahoma, has a date with Alabama on Jan.

12:03 PM Dec 9, 2013

After Nelson Mandela died, my son found a quotation about Mandela by the late Christopher HItchens, and shared it on Facebook. Here it is:

9:21 AM Dec 6, 2013
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