Editorials

The repetitive regurgitation of commencement-speech clichés, platitudes, and adages was put in the spotlight in 2005 — fittingly enough, in a commencement speech at Kenyon College given by writer David Foster Wallace.

Phyllis Rosenblum grew up with nine siblings on a small farm and learned the value of self-sufficiency; she wants to pass that on to prisoners in the county jail and has started a garden for them to tend. We endorse the project.

My lifelong fear of bats was eased by insights gained from well-versed experts — an antidote as sure as the shots I'm now getting to prevent rabies.

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