A change six years in the making took place in New York City last Wednesday as their mayor, Bill de Blasio, kept a campaign promise and announced a resolution approved by the New York City Council in 2009 to add two Muslim holidays to the 2015-16 school calendar.
The plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed against the Whirlpool Corp., alleging the appliance manufacturer caused the environmental pollution that created the deadly "Clyde Cancer Cluster" have dropped their lawsuit.
Just last week, in the still of the night, I think I heard Japanese beetles, nestled underground and buried beneath three feet of snow in my back yard, breathe their last gasps of air.
Gone forever. Could I be so lucky?