What’s In a Nickname?

I’ve never been a person to have a nicknames. My family didn’t have nicknames growing up. Maybe for like a minute, one of my brothers called me “Yo-yo” (somehow derived from any child’s lack of ability to say “Laurel”).

Dreams

Today we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. His birthday is January 15th, but in 1983, Ronald Reagan signed a bill making the third Monday of January a national holiday. Searches for MLK’s important “I Have a Dream speech” must go...

Resolved

“It was firm. It was adamant. It was resolved.” —Benjamin Gates, National Treasure Some people dislike January. I do for plenty of reasons. The magic of Christmas has faded. The cold weather is a nuisance now, people want to go out...