I walked over to the office of my former doctor recently to pick up my past. "Sign here," the doctor's assistant said, and I did, with some trepidation, as if I were signing jewels out of a safe deposit box.
There's an old saying in the news business, one that's guided editorial thinking for decades: "If it bleeds, it leads." This ethos is wrong, both factually and ethically.
SkyMall always made me anxious. I read it, of course, flight after flight, year after year, cover to cover.
Schmich: New Year's resolutions already broken? Two-fifths of Americans have already broken their New Year's resolutions.
Families are a nesting doll of mysteries. Why does Uncle Bob have that scar on his arm? The word "family" implies familiar, but even people who know each other well rarely know each other fully.
As we begin 2015 and look ahead to all the possibilities of a new year, we all have an opportunity to make giving a part of our lives. We're in the midst of multiple crises -- economic, environmental, and social.