| Mar 1, 2013
| 11:26 AM
The other day, somewhat on a whim, I walked around downtown Chicago for a while and stopped random strangers and asked if they were happy. I carried a notebook and identified myself as a reporter and wrote down what they said, and though I've done my...
| Feb 9, 2013
| 9:34 PM
It's nice to be home again with the Daily Pilot. After my recent venture into national politics, I am looking forward to regaling you once again with weekly columns for at least the next year. During this time, the predominant theme will be to cite an...
| Feb 10, 2013
Irish poet James Stephens once said, "What the heart knows today, the head will understand tomorrow."
Which is a rather lovely way of explaining the genesis of Dana Suskind's work. Co-founder of the pediatric cochlear implant program at the University...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 12:14 PM
The Laguna Beach Scholarship Foundation hosted ceremonies before the 2013 Honors Convocation on Friday for the donors of millions of dollars given over the years to graduating seniors.
This year alone, $323,000 was awarded to 107 students. Donors and...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 5:59 PM
President Barack Obama has nominated Ken Hackett, the humanitarian who served as president of Baltimore-based Catholic Relief Services for 18 years, as the next U.S. ambassador to the Vatican.
The announcement, made Friday, means Hackett will become the...
| Feb 14, 2013
Former editor of the Los Angeles Times magazine
Michael Parrish, 67, who oversaw the reinvention of the Sunday magazine in the Los Angeles Times in the mid-1980s, died Friday of liver failure while under hospice care in the Los Angeles...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 3:45 PM
You probably won't be surprised to learn that some readers disagreed with my recent column about the Boy Scouts of America.
I suggested that the Scouts are on the wrong side of history as they cling to their traditional position that gay people aren't...
| Feb 1, 2013
The Zion Baptist Church ministry will show the movie “Courageous” Saturday at 6 p.m. in the fellowship hall of the church, 61 W. Bethel St. The doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Admission costs $2 per person and there will be free popcorn and drinks....
| Jan 25, 2013
| 1:40 PM
After graduating from Deerfield High School in 2005, Michael Shvartsman attended Ohio University and earned a bachelor's degree in finance. He holds a certificate from the school's Global Leadership Center, which he says has been valuable during his Peace...
| Jun 9, 2013
| 12:30 PM
As I read Anne D. Neal's recent attack on St. Mary's College of Maryland, I immediately knew she had an agenda even before learning its source ("Cautionary campus tale," May 30).
My daughter graduated from St. Mary's in 2011 with a major in English...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 5:15 AM
As a 2010 graduate of St. Mary's College of Maryland, I was quite disappointed by way the school was portrayed recently by commentator Anne D. Neal ("Cautionary campus tale," May 30). Her attack on St. Mary's educational standards was off-base and a...