When I was younger -- OK, much younger -- I remember how exciting this time of year would be. I would imagine those in my age bracket might agree. Over the years, though, I've noticed a change in how I approach these months of the calendar.
Health care talks in the U.S. House last week show how polarized that chamber is, and how much energy all sides can expend on an issue that is far from its final form.
I would imagine there will be some serious discussions about what to name the city's five new elementary schools scheduled to open in the next few years. I think it would be a great idea to name them after people who have had an impact on the city.