Jim Himes

Editorial: Creating Our Own Future

We can empathize with Dorothy when L. Frank Baum has her utter that tantalizing line, “Toto, I have a feeling we are not in Kansas anymore.” What a difference the turn of the calendar year can make, both tangible and intangible. The holidays brought record-breaking warmth to our area. The chatter at parties turned often to the almost forgotten subject of climate change. Fast forward to this week and it is our teeth that are chattering as children go to school in single digit temperatures. It is almost as if we needed the contrasting weathers to ensure we knew that a new year was beginning. And we are at a new beginning. read more...