This is the Climate Moment. A possible turning point. Consider the massive storm that resulted in a state of emergency throughout much of New England with temperatures in the teens, gusty winds, and snow measured by the foot not the inch. We know from the science that climate change will make storms more severe and more common.

The teacher smiled and held a hat as a line of about a dozen students looked at each other nervously. Inside the hat were small pieces of paper with each student’s name. Luck would determine who would be part of the class, and who would have to continue the search.

Whoever said “money doesn’t bring you happiness” certainly was most likely never an undocumented immigrant living in the United States or poor!

Usually people have high hopes whenever a new year dawns. New year brings hopes and dreams. Let’s talk about the real hopes and dreams of the men and women who always express a certain hope at this time - more so the women.