No fake news here, with honors to newspapers, magazines, photography, radio, books, poetry, and a special citation

The 2020 Pulitzer Prizes were announced yesterday, which is exciting for those of us who are crazy about important news, wonderful books, and so much more. What caught my eye was a prize given to an editorial cartoonist named Barry Blitt, whose work is an integral contribution to The New Yorker.  If you read The …

Earth Day is finally here, as it marks its 50th birthday. People need to care about this.

That photo is a little crooked, but it's that kind of day. Somewhere in my home is a button  I was wearing on the very first Earth Day. The campus was packed with lots of speakers. It was uplifting, but my main memory is that when the crowds drifted off, there were hundreds, even thousands …

So much sorrow in the world, but we cannot ever forget what happened on April 20, 1999.

On Saturday afternoon, I watched a recent Frontline about the history and problems of the NRA. And front and center, there was Columbine. All those terrible memories flooded right back, with tears for the people at that school who were killed or wounded. It's hard to believe that this happened 21 years ago, but who …