Westfield Republicanhttp://www.westfieldrepublican.com/page/category.detail/nav/5063/Columnistsen-usWed, 22 Feb 2017 05:34:41 EDTWed, 22 Feb 2017 05:34:41 EDThttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssCalendar confusion is becoming chronichttp://www.westfieldrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/536170.htmlThis week we celebrated that day of love and chocolate known as Valentine's Day. At least that's what the calendar told us. But, I couldn't help thinking Cupid's day was coming earlier this year since Valentine cards went on sale on January secon.Thu, 16 Feb 2017 00:00:00 EDTI'll take Mondayshttp://www.westfieldrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/536152.htmlThose of the optimistic persuasion look at each day as an opportunity. Monday through Sunday seem to hold possibilities large and small. Unlike our current generation, our parents took a different view of the days of the week.Wed, 8 Feb 2017 00:00:00 EDTNews of my change of fortune came by mailhttp://www.westfieldrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/536137.htmlI picked up the mail that morning and quickly scanned it to see if there was anything of interest. There, among the usual collection of credit-card offers, new car deals and real estate flyers, was an intriguing envelope.Wed, 1 Feb 2017 00:00:00 EDTThe two "Cs" that rule my lifehttp://www.westfieldrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/536117.htmlHere in "rehab" land, those of us who are temporarilyconfined to bed or a wheelchair, have little control over the slowly moving hours and days of our lives. There are two things that help me to get through these long days of waiting.Wed, 25 Jan 2017 00:00:00 EDTNot the Christmas I plannedhttp://www.westfieldrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/526079.htmlThere are times in life when you hear news that you simply say, "Oh, that just can't be! " Last week, I was a part of one of those "can't be" events. It has changed Christmas, 2016, as well as the coming months.Wed, 21 Dec 2016 00:00:00 EDT