My midyear resolution is to at least skim the local paper every day. I found a Web page that lists all of the stories in the paper and what pages they appear on. (Unfortunately, it changes every day, here’s the one for today.) Last Friday I was in a waiting room, leafing through a physical copy of the paper and noticed that there was a big front page article about something going on in my neighborhood. I’ve decided that I should be engaged in local affairs, and that reading the paper is a good way to start. So far so good this week.