August is just about here. The flowers are blooming, the garden is producing, fall sports practices will be starting – yet there’s still plenty of time to sit on the porch and enjoy the season. It’s the heart of summer – even if you can’t help but catch a glimpse of fall some evenings –
Maybe it’s the long, lazy summer days, when people have more time on their hands. Maybe it’s the spillover from presidential candidates’ vitriolic attacks against various groups in America and their fellow candidates. And most likely, the internet has removed some of the filters from our behavior by providing alleged anonymity. But regardless of the
Years ago, going downtown was a big deal. Downtown had plenty of stores for everyone’s needs, lunch counters and full service restaurants, and maybe some recreational activities. And it was a place to see fellow townspeople. Then came malls and shopping centers, and downtowns died off, although the buildings remained.