I spent the last weekend of February in Minneapolis, unexpectedly, after the American Birkebeiner Ski Marathon was canceled, due to inadequate snow. I have flown into MSP a number of times, but had not enjoyed the opportunity to explore the city. I missed a lot.
A recent article in the daily newspaper reported that the 62nd murder in the 2016 calendar year had been recorded: More than a murder per week has occurred this year, prior to the end of its 11th month.
The Mississippi concept of one's family, which includes not only blood relatives but also those people with whom one shares relatives, strikes me as being a more sensible definition than a more circumscribed one is.