Paul Sassone is a long-time columnist for Pioneer Press and a winner of a first-place award for opinion column writing from the Local Media Association. …Read More
Father’s Day can seem an afterthought, coming as it does only a month after Mother’s Day. Traditionally, nurturing has been considered the province of mothers. Fathers got jobs and earned the family’s bread. But times, and roles, have changed.
“Sumer is Icumen In,” as the medieval English sing. And when summer is in, the question all kids have, medieval or not, is: “Why do I have to wait an hour after eating before going swimming?” The short answer is: Because your mother said so.
I’ve already started seeing recommendations for summer reading. Most of the recommendations are for books I wouldn’t read if I were paid by the word. But that’s OK. People should read what they want to read. OK, people should read what I want them to read, but legally they don’t have to.
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It doesn’t matter. That would be a normal first reaction to the news that Illinois may raise the speed limit on highways to 70 mph.
Budweiser will introduce a bowtie-shaped beer can in May. I’ll concede it’s trendy and maybe eye-catching. But have you, or anyone you know, ever complained that a can of beer is too hard to hold?