July 11, 2020 is the 193rd day of 2020 and the 22nd day of summer.

Reader needs specific motivation to get in shape

DEAR HARRIETTE: I have a friend who posts on social media regularly. Over the past few months, he has lost about 40 pounds. He works out every day and looks amazing. I am inspired by him — but not enough to actually get up and do anything for myself.

As we watched the Red Skelton show on our black and white television more than 50 years ago, I can remember my father telling me to pay attention to Skelton as he explained the Pledge of Allegiance word by word.

Washington, D.C., may be the next state

The drive to make Washington, D.C., a state has been a favorite of some Democrats for years. Why wouldn't it be? If enacted, a new state, formed from deepest-blue D.C., would create two new Democratic senators and one new Democratic member of the House. For a Democrat, what's not to like?

Worried about where we are heading

“ Here is the truth ... From us there is nothing except ingratitude." Those words come from a sermon from Saint Junipero Serra, founder of the California missions.

Anger toward monuments is hard to stop

What do George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, Ulysses S. Grant, Father Junipero Serra and Christopher Columbus have in common?