Below is today’s front page from one of my local newspapers. I’m still trying to decide what to think of it; your input/opinion will be welcome, particularly as it relates to my concern about the issue on the right (the right-hand column, that is, not the conservative side of the political spectrum).
You probably can’t read the print, so I’ll explain the three pictures.
At the top is a man walking across the parking lot of a steel mill which has just announced that it is closing. A man whose job, that is, has been exported to China, or perhaps has simply been lost in the current financial storm.
At the bottom are the former police chief of Schenectady and his wife, on their way to court. Both were indicted — along with two of her children — on drug trafficking charges, and have accepted plea bargains. He’s going to prison for two years, she to the county lock-up for six months.
In the middle is a young woman from Trade Winds Farm riding her jumping horse, out for exercise in the paddock area. The young woman’s name is irrelevant, but I found a certain charm in the name of her horse. It’s Cashmore.