That was a doggone shame; so is the wrangling of politicians who do not display a spirit of compromise in conducting the nation’s business.
The Star’s headline of Aug. 1, however, was encouraging: “1st default in U.S. history averted.”
With the advent of the eighth month of the Gregorian calendar, Canis Major and Canis Minor (Latin, “greater dog and lesser dog”) remind us of dogs trotting at the heels of the Greek hunter Orion.
According to mythology, Sirius is the brightest star in the heavens. It’s also called Dog Star.
Dog-day optimism should brighten the outlook of those who think we’re living in the worst of times. Basic research would have us believe otherwise.
John A. Vanderford