During each of the quasi-weekly meeting of the masterminds in Aurora’s star chamber, cameras toss the images of our local legislative celebrities up onto the screen of the star-ship bridge. From the audience, you can settle back with popcorn and watch Mayor Steve Hogan, up close and personal, lecture councilors not about Aurora’s rule of law, but its law of rules, which Hizzoner is quite fond of. Every dated tie, nappy sweater and bodacious bangle is two-stories high and in gorgeous living hi-def faded-color glory

Those who are sick, either in body or in mind, are my concern. They should concern all of us. Looking away when they reach out and say “please help,” is the sign of a society that doesn’t deserve to be “great again,” and which quite possibly never really was.