| Sep 11, 2013
| 3:59 PM
We contribute to drought victims in Somalia, earthquake victims in Afghanistan and tsunami victims in Japan. We build schools in Haiti, save children in the Philippines, dig wells all over Africa.
Yet right here it home we shame and stigmatize our own...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 5:12 PM
We often think with our eyes when deciding where to travel.
What will be pretty? What sights will wow us? What will make the best photos?
The only problem with such planning is that we have four other senses too.
A visit to the beach, for example,...
| 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 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...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 4:05 AM
On Wednesday, a deputy was attacked during a routine traffic stop by a driver who struck him in the face several times, causing the deputy to fall down and become disoriented, according to a news release from the Marion County Sheriff's Office.
| Aug 2, 2013
STRATFORD, Ontario — William Shakespeare, patron saint of the venerable Stratford Festival of Canada, is an unimpeachable source on most matters: love, leadership, the meaning of life. But when it came to the House of Tudor, his personal ethics...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 2:25 PM
Aug. 28 marked the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s famous “I have a dream” speech, which some say was so peppered with scriptural allusions that it was more sermon than speech.
Clarence Jones, a civil rights activist who...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 4:55 PM
Whither goest the sport of boxing these days?
How about to a country where it was banned in 1959 and not allowed back until 1986? That would be China.
This is promoter Bob Arum's grand plan. He has had many over six decades of promoting the sport, and...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 12:00 PM
An extremely rare form of eye cancer left Carol Gillispie without sight, but her handicap transformed her into an advocate for others with disabilities, and into an independent woman.
"She was not a woman who would complain about injustice," said Anne...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 3:24 PM
Where to start?
At the end, limping into Deadhorse, Alaska, with their crippled tandem bicycle and wading into the Arctic Ocean after 19 months on the road?
At the beginning, fighting powerful Patagonian head winds and unforgiving rough gravel roads...