| Sep 9, 2013
| 12:11 PM
If you're blind and living in Iowa, you can't get a driver's license -- but you might be able to get a gun.
An interesting report in the Des Moines Register over the weekend delved into an unusual gray area in the state's gun policies, which have...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 7:44 PM
Even though I've been there two or three times a week with kids or grandkids every summer for 25 years, I never get tired of Storybook Land. A meandering stream, well-tended garden paths, and (yes) even a castle: It's always easy to feel the magic. But...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 11:30 AM
Last week: George Zimmerman seems to get in a lot of trouble with guns. I bet he thinks he is being picked on by the authorities. The problem we as a society have is questioning whether he is a sociopathic criminal or misunderstood young man. I think...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 2:39 AM
On those nights when Amy DeLoughy's children can't sleep, haunted by memories of the massacre at their elementary school, or on those mornings when they can't face the daily routine, she calls in the ducks.
Doctor ducks, military ducks, postal worker...
| Jun 29, 2013
| 4:32 PM
From the Sunday print column, a version of a post from earlier this week that excited a lot of comment In following the George Zimmerman trial somewhat closely online last week, I noted a familiar pattern: A "heater" case that......
| Jul 19, 2013
| 9:56 PM
Former suburban megachurch pastor Steve Spear declared years ago that his sneakers were made for walking, not running. Even when someone pointed out running's potential to raise money for charity, he scoffed and offered to write a check.
| Jul 17, 2013
| 9:26 AM
Happy Anniversary to me! It's been 7 years since I started my journey into journalism. What a roller coaster but then, that's life. Like any career mine has had 'ups and downs'. I'm on an upswing right now so I'm feeling grateful. I've covered a lot...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 4:18 PM
The barest details of Luca Parmitano’s near-drowning in space are harrowing enough: The Italian astronaut’s spacesuit helmet began filling with water as he floated outside the International Space Station. Now, Parmitano has published a first-...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 4:22 PM
I wrote two columns last week about Christi Bruchok and Tauru Chaw, who traveled from the southern tip of South America to the northernmost point in North America over the course of 19 months to educate people about visual impairments.......
| Sep 5, 2013
| 3:43 PM
DELTONA — For three days last month, Bobby Brzozowski did not know whether he would see again.
The world was as dark as the black on his Deltona Trinity Christian football uniform, the result of an infection in both eyelids. As Brzozowski lay in a...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 9:52 AM
There once was a time when going to a jazz set meant escaping the TV, the computer, the smart phone – the entire over-connected world we live in.
The jazz club and concert hall served as a kind of sanctuary, relieving us – if only for a...