Hither, Thither and Yawn. . .

Commentary by Dr. Don Newbury.

Honest-to-goodness columnists who write scatter-shooting accounts on miscellaneous topics often refer to such pieces as “potpourri.” This has always impressed me, since my using the word always requires a visit to Webster or Google—my predictable response to a Spell Check squiggle. I usually call it a “Mother Hubbard” column, which, like the frontier dress so named, covers everything but touches nothing. That’s the current intent, with thoughts and observations all over the map, some of them original….

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