Walsh’s Wonderings — New rules for talking

I’m all for free and open communication, and goodness knows we could use more of that in the legislative buildings of Hartford and D.C. these days. However, there’s a reason for the old adage, “Silence is golden.” There are times and places where talking isn’t a good thing. For instance, anything said through a closed bathroom door probably shouldn’t be … read more

Walsh’s Wonderings — Calendar Confusion

I’m embarrassed to admit how often I have to think about whether a month has 30 or 31 days. It wasn’t until my freshman accounting class that my professor finally revealed the secret. After a quick look of contempt when someone fumbled this question, he pointed to his closed fist. He informed us that each knuckle represented a month with … read more

Walsh’s Wonderings — Knives on roadsides

There’s a disturbing trend on the streets these days that is as dangerous as it is unnecessary. No, I’m not referring to Drake’s “In My Feelings” Challenge (age check, everyone). The fad I find most disturbing concerns the razor-sharp curbs that local towns are installing on the sides of our roads. It’s as if someone in Town Hall decided, “We … read more