Coming off a spring and summer of untimely Connecticut funerals — life celebrations to be sure as well — it seems a bit crass to be revisiting another bottom-line fact of life: the value some nameless actuary assigned your life or my own years ago in approving a life insurance policy. But I …

As coronavirus flared up in California and Washington and exploded in New York, poking through the hourly onslaught of imagery depicting suffering and succor was one contrasting shot that is lodged in my mind, for the sheer absurdity, I suppose: a luxury SUV with Empire State plates speeding…

It is way down the list of websites maintained by state government where one would think to search out words of wisdom from the likes of Mark Twain, William Shakespeare and Ralph Waldo Emerson. But there the luminaries appear, courtesy of the Connecticut Department of Banking, with a Russian…