With very little fanfare or opposition in 1999, New Hampshire became the last state to adopt a Martin Luther King holiday, replacing its optional Civil Rights Day. Civil Rights Day was adopted in 1990, after a major battle in the Statehouse. As Statehouse reporter, I scooped the state with the inside story of the back room Civil Rights Day compromise.
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When God builds a lake, He has unlimited time, resources, and creativity. When people build a lake God would be proud of, that’s an achievement. I started to heal when I jumped in Deering Reservoir.
You can’t trust Spring in New Hampshire. I’ve seen a blizzard in April, a hard freeze in May, spring floods. We call Spring “mud season.” You enter homes and take off your shoes in the “mud room,” not foyers or entry halls.
Most rules of grammar we learn in high school are not really rules because they have nothing to do with speaking clearly. Most high school English teacher rules are to language what table manners are to nutrition: etiquette, not meat and vegetables.
When presidents of the nation’s most prestigious colleges proposed lowering the drinking age to 18, to cut down on binge drinking, outraged opposition to the idea killed it within a month.