The social media world forces us to accept, perhaps more now than ever, the consequences of rocking the boat.
Featured in a YouTube video doing something embarrassing? Be ready to answer uncomfortable questions.
Republican war drums heard
The Russians move into a Crimea that should have stayed Russian with its majority Russian population. Republican war drums begin to roll as they accuse the president of not getting tough.
If, as the Obama administration is convinced, the United States will no longer conduct "long and large stability operations" in foreign countries, then the defense budget it has proposed for next year makes some logical choices.
"Meet Viktor Yanukovych, who is running for the presidency of Ukraine." Vladimir Putin and I were standing in his office at the presidential dacha in late 2004 when Yanukovych suddenly appeared from a back room. Putin wanted me to get the point.
This is one of the best times to get out in the woods, to get off road by foot.
Forget the machines, just go slogging through knee-deep snow with your own two legs. You won't be able to move fast allowing for more time to enjoy the stark beauty.