Editorial

Editorial: Awe in the New Year

Modern humans have experienced about 200,000 “New Years.” For us, in our limited time on earth, experiencing about 100 is considered a milestone. This past Tuesday marked this change from one year to another, offering new hope and the possibility of renewal. Although the transition to the new year is merely another day passing by, we do not treat it as such. read more...

Editorial: Yes, Greenwich

In 1897, newspaper magic happened. An eight-year old girl, Virginia O’Hanlon, wrote a simple three sentence letter to The New York Sun newspaper asking if Santa exists. Her father suggested she write: “Papa says, ‘If you see it in THE SUN it’s so.’” The power of the fourth estate. What transpired has become legend. The editor who wrote the response, Francis Pharcellus Church, who had been a war correspondent during the Civil War, used it as an opportunity to not just say whether Santa exists or not, but to highlight the importance of faith and in believing in something larger than yourself. read more...