Westfield Republicanhttp://www.westfieldrepublican.com/page/category.detail/nav/5063/Columnistsen-usFri, 28 Apr 2017 21:07:02 EDTFri, 28 Apr 2017 21:07:02 EDThttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssThe times, they are a 'changin'http://www.westfieldrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/536270.htmlMany years ago, an annual highlight of life for my family was the arrival of the heavy, treasure-filled Sears-Roebuck catalog. When the colorful "window on the outside world" finally came, the normal pattern of life was suspended for a time.Wed, 5 Apr 2017 00:00:00 EDTMultiple choice in the Land of Plentyhttp://www.westfieldrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/536254.htmlWhen you take a long look back over your life, you realize everything has been determined by the choices you've made along the way. And, through the years, the number and significance of the choices becomes ever more challenging.Wed, 29 Mar 2017 00:00:00 EDTThe annual push is almost herehttp://www.westfieldrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/536234.htmlThe fastidious among us are looking forward a few weeks and are already gathering their supplies. But procrastinators like me are trying to postpone the inevitable. The cause? It's almost spring-cleaning time again.Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:00:00 EDTRobots: The future is here todayhttp://www.westfieldrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/536216.htmlRemember when the cartoon series, The Jetsons, took us along on its weekly animated visit to the space-age home of tomorrow? All those push-button conveniences looked too good to be tru.Sat, 18 Mar 2017 00:00:00 EDTI read it in the newspapershttp://www.westfieldrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/536199.htmlLately, we've been bombarded by flash after flash of what President Trump calls "false news." Often the administration itself tries to contradict the fake stuff by coming up with "alternative fact.Wed, 1 Mar 2017 00:00:00 EDT