Daily Archive: December 27, 2012

Lifestyle

Decluttering before the New Year

by Maureen JenkinsSpecial to CNN (CNN) — Whatever other resolutions we make leading up to the New Year — to call Mom more often, lay off the late-night snacks — getting ourselves organized is likely near the top of the list. And that often means clearing out the clutter that keeps us from functioning efficiently, whether we’re at work or at home. CNN.com writer Jessica Ravitz works surrounded by papers documenting three years’ worth of stories. (CNN Photo/Ashley Strickland)

Opinion

How we came to un-know what we once knew

by C. Matthew HawkinsFor New Pittsburgh Courier I recently saw a video of clip of John Lennon being interviewed in 1969. The interviewer asked him, “What will the ’70s be like?” Lennon answered him with typical late-60s naivete and optimism, “Oh, it’s going to be wonderful. In the ’60s we have been through racism, and wars, and sexism, and destruction of the environment — we’ve been through all that and we’ve learned from it, and you can’t un-know what you now know.” C. MATTHEW HAWKINS