I recently returned from a semester abroad in Paris and had many realizations about the city of love, light, cheese, macaroons, brie, comté, fromage, camembert and baguette, cheese, cheese and cheese. I had lots of expectations about Paris. I had heard lots of cliches. Here are some I found to be somewhat accurate.
While the Clean Power Plan is an important step in federal regulations on climate pollution, it does not reach far enough. On its own, it is depressingly insufficient and unambitious. And in the light of the Obama administration's disastrous desire to expand extraction and export of federal coal, oil and gas, it looks even worse.
On the right, clad in funky turquoise shoes, is my special friend, Tawny. The friend I met in first grade, long before boobs, braces and boyfriends. But she's not the best date in the world. How could she be? We are both happily married. So she may not be the best date, but she is the best traveling companion.