With propane selling for close to five dollars a gallon this winter, you wonder what's going on. The government says its looking into claims of price gouging. Really? They're looking into it? It was $1.
By MIKE HOLST
So New Year's Day came and went and although I was prompted to write a glowing column about hope for the future and a new beginning for all of us, the circumstances in this world today leave me more than skeptical.
The other day I saw some statistic's that showed the disparity in grades and achievement between white children and children of other races in our schools. Although I have known for some time that this existed, I never realized how significant it was.
I read an article from the Star Tribune the other day which, in effect, said "working class people are being priced out of having happy marriages." That somehow, good marriages and happy couples exist only because they come from prosperous roots.
Each year, at the start of the New Year, we take pause to think about the things that we did last year that we just as soon would not repeat this year. They were mostly things that were unproductive, or hurt other people or us.