My favorite quotes

Now at year’s end, as we wrap things up, I have to ask you: Isn’t this an amazing newspaper for an upstate weekly – or by any other standard? Julie O’Connor puts this Almanac together every week: a true unsung hero. And though we have periodic food fights over her insistence that we use “that” in sentences like “He thought that the world was flat,” I’ll love her forever anyway.

And now that I’ve buttered her up, I offer a column that has little to do with the night sky. Instead, here . . .

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