Welcome to Pennsylvania, where we’ve become the latest in a long line of states with Republican legislatures to come up with a voter suppression law that they claim will make voting more secure.

Former Congressman Bill Clinger, who died last month at age 92, dressed like a fancy-pants dude, and why not? He was a scion of a family that had grown rich in the oil business and a successful personal and corporate lawyer.

Monday, I got the privilege of watching my seventh graduation at my current teaching job. I went to six graduations at my previous job, so this year continues a trend that I’m very excited about.

While having dinner with my grandfather the other day, he mentioned that the whole family would be gathering together again on “Decoration Day.” It took me a second, but being a history nerd (but not as much as I am a nerd nerd), I realized that “Decoration Day” is the original name of “Memo…

Even though we saw snow and ice on Mother’s Day this year, May is usually the time when Violet and I start deciding what we’ll plant in our garden boxes and in our tiny plot beside the shed. We recently decided that we’d try growing pumpkins for the first time. We won’t be trying to grow the…