Frequent encounters with something can desensitize you from it. For example, I came to college as a neat freak, but the pile of dirty dishes in my kitchen sink seems rather normal and unthreatening nowadays.
Far be it for me to praise our enemies over in Wolverine country, but I must applaud officials in Ann Arbor for their common sense marijuana policy.Instead of jail time, misdemeanors and probation, Ann Arbor police issue $25 tickets to individuals found in possession of up to an ounce of pot. Like a traffic ticket, violators are responsible for paying the ticket but do not have any criminal charges to worry about.
Since announcing his proposed changes, I have observed a sudden change of heart among the president’s formally demoralized supporters. The criticism that once was so passionately expressed by students seems to have dissipated and been replaced with sighs of relief and praise for the president.
Flash back to Sunday, Jan.
On my morning commute to class through the frozen tundra that used to be called East Lansing, I walk past two buildings on the northern edge of campus that could not be more different from one another.