Times Observerhttp://www.timesobserver.com/page/category.detail/nav/5054/Local Commentariesen-usFri, 21 Oct 2016 17:44:42 EDTFri, 21 Oct 2016 17:44:42 EDThttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssOpening with a whisperhttp://www.timesobserver.com/page/content.detail/id/639320.htmlTwas a time when the start of small game season was nearly as exciting as the start of deer season. Typically a small game hunter would see nearly as many hunters in the woods as the first day of deer seaso.Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:00:00 EDTBirds of preyhttp://www.timesobserver.com/page/content.detail/id/639322.htmlOne of the most frequent questions I am asked when out in public representing Audubon is "How's the Bald Eagle, Liberty?" Since being housed at Audubon in 2002 after an injury, Liberty provides visitors with a close-up view of a bird of prey.Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:00:00 EDTA view of fallhttp://www.timesobserver.com/page/content.detail/id/639178.htmlThere is a smell in the air that is special to fall. It is an obscure mix of rotting leaves, mushrooms, and cold. The smell works its way into my nose as soon as I walk outsid.Mon, 17 Oct 2016 00:00:00 EDTA brush with povertyhttp://www.timesobserver.com/page/content.detail/id/639166.htmlThose of you who have followed this column for years know that there were numerous periods in my life when there were hard times. I grew up in a single parent home when that was anything but the norm.Sat, 15 Oct 2016 00:00:00 EDTMeaningful wordshttp://www.timesobserver.com/page/content.detail/id/639167.htmlMany of the old-time church hymns create their own drama, stir the emotions, and sometimes take me back to another place in my life . . . early childhood. We kids who were raised in church learn many hymns early.Sat, 15 Oct 2016 00:00:00 EDT