Day: November 3, 2017

China’s and Japan’s Elections Contrasted

by John J. Metzler Weirs Times Contributing Writer UNITED NATIONS – The political optics could not have been more contrasting as China selected its leader and Japan elected its Prime Minister. In a grandiose and stunning setting, draped in the trappings of crimson and gold, 2,300 Chinese Communist Party (CCP) grandees predictably anointed Xi Jinping

Off Year Elections

It’s Almost Election Day!! What did you say? Election Day? No Way! But it’s true. This is what is called an “off year” election. I believe they call it that because, unlike other years, everything about it is a little “off”. It’s not quite normal. At least what we have come to consider normal as

Random Walks And Thoughts (Think Winter)

by Amy Patenaude Outdoor/Ski Writer By the end of October a year ago there was snow above 3000 feet. Winter hasn’t teased us yet and it has been easy enjoying this extended warm weather but I am looking forward to winter and to skiing. Last weekend Becca and I went out hiking to visit the