As anyone who has spent a chunk of his or her life at some educational institution may realize, that piece of framed, impersonal parchment hanging on your office or den wall doesn’t begin to reflect that special time in your life.
The card from Levering Orchards in the mountains reminded me that it was cherry picking time. Visiting the cherry and apple orchards has long been a special treat for me. It’s not just the fruit hanging heavily from the branches.
The murders of five journalists at the Annapolis, Md., Capital Gazette newspaper underscored our culture’s new reality. Journalists rarely have to cope with someone walking through their newsroom door, spraying death in his wake.