| May 14, 2013
| 5:50 PM
Picking a volunteer vacation is a lot like dating: The choices are mind-boggling, but finding the right fit takes work. Treat the search like a job.
Opportunities to travel and immerse yourself in a different culture are everywhere. You can enlist...
| Aug 11, 2013
| 5:24 PM
The number on Marge Fettman’s left arm is too blurred to read, but the 88-year-old Holocaust survivor knows it by heart: “21,880,” she says.
One of few remaining Holocaust survivors, Fettman lost her parents and other relatives at...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 3:30 PM
I'm watching an unfamiliar man pace my room, sweat dripping from his scarred neck. He tells me I'm in danger. I'd been in a minor car accident, and he believes I may have suffered permanent injury.
"You need an MRI," he urges.
"But I feel fine and...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 6:00 AM
TELLURIDE, Colo. — Many sequences in Steve McQueen's new movie, "12 Years a Slave" — the true story of a free black man kidnapped in 1841 and sold to Southern plantation owners — were emotionally exhausting to film. But the British...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 5:18 PM
Jack Pariser and his family spent two years in a cramped hole in the forest floor outside Krakow, Poland.
They subsisted on a slice of bread a day. If one person wanted to move, he had to negotiate with everyone else — including Pariser's older...
| Oct 6, 2013
Under Nazi ideology, German women were supposed to be prodigies of child-bearing and domesticity, leaving the wider world of work — not to mention violence and mass murder — to men.
This piece first ran in Printers...
| May 17, 2013
| 1:01 PM
TALLAHASSEE -- Florida's legislative budget-writers went bombastic this week when a business-backed group suggested that with the help of surplus taxpayer cash they had spread more pork throughout the $74.5 billion state budget.
| Feb 2, 2014
| 4:44 PM
Painful memories have the power to surface fresh and raw, even after many years.
A great-grandmother once again can become a terrified little girl. A grandfather surrounded by friends and family can feel all alone in a vicious world.
So it was at...
| May 3, 2013
| 3:12 PM
TALLAHASSEE -- Senate Budget Chairman Joe Negron won't be cozying up with the folks of TaxWatch anytime soon.
Negron, R-Stuart, in his budget presentation blasted the business-backed group for its annual turkey list, which points out member projects...
| May 16, 2013
| 8:12 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- The business-backed fiscal watchdog Florida TaxWatch pinpointed 107 projects in the state budget that it's urging Gov. Rick Scott to veto because they were slipped into the budget at the last minute or directly benefit one specific company....
| Sep 7, 2013
| 3:11 PM
It is impossible to define Jesse Owens with mere numbers, for it would suggest that a life story so consequential could be told fully in quantifiable terms.
Yet a number is at the genesis of this remembrance, so it would not be wrong to begin with a few...