Westfield Republicanhttp://www.westfieldrepublican.com/page/category.detail/nav/5063/Columnistsen-usWed, 29 Mar 2017 06:44:25 EDTWed, 29 Mar 2017 06:44:25 EDThttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssThe annual push is almost herehttp://www.westfieldrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/536234.htmlThe fastidious among us are looking forward a few weeks and are already gathering their supplies. But procrastinators like me are trying to postpone the inevitable. The cause? It's almost spring-cleaning time again.Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:00:00 EDTRobots: The future is here todayhttp://www.westfieldrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/536216.htmlRemember when the cartoon series, The Jetsons, took us along on its weekly animated visit to the space-age home of tomorrow? All those push-button conveniences looked too good to be tru.Sat, 18 Mar 2017 00:00:00 EDTI read it in the newspapershttp://www.westfieldrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/536199.htmlLately, we've been bombarded by flash after flash of what President Trump calls "false news." Often the administration itself tries to contradict the fake stuff by coming up with "alternative fact.Wed, 1 Mar 2017 00:00:00 EDTCalendar confusion is becoming chronichttp://www.westfieldrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/536170.htmlThis week we celebrated that day of love and chocolate known as Valentine's Day. At least that's what the calendar told us. But, I couldn't help thinking Cupid's day was coming earlier this year since Valentine cards went on sale on January secon.Thu, 16 Feb 2017 00:00:00 EDTI'll take Mondayshttp://www.westfieldrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/536152.htmlThose of the optimistic persuasion look at each day as an opportunity. Monday through Sunday seem to hold possibilities large and small. Unlike our current generation, our parents took a different view of the days of the week.Wed, 8 Feb 2017 00:00:00 EDT