"A free press can, of course, be good or bad, but, most certainly without freedom, the press will never be anything but bad" — Albert Camus
Let’s face it, how many of us start each New Year with resolutions that sound like this: “I am going to lose 50 lbs. in the next 6 months” or “I am going to run 5 miles a day” or “I am not going to eat any sugar, carbs, or dairy” or even “I am going on an all liquid diet.”
Now that another icon has been leveled, can we please begin having rational discussions about how to build up rather than tear to the ground?
Even with the Charlie Hebdo murders fresh in our minds we write on as the French satirical newspaper vowed it would do in the wake of the Paris tragedy Wednesday.
Driving by the intersection of Tenth Street and Becker Drive, I feel a deep sense of sadness, a lump in my throat.
This whole column started when I was thinking back to last week and I gave somebody a dollar and all the spare change I had in my car.
Over the last several months, there has been much attention and fear surrounding the Ebola virus. We have another clear, present, and preventable danger, the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
If the rumor mill could spin cotton, the textile mills would have never closed.
If you're going to be one of those quote, un-quote brave souls who get up at 3 in the morning to stand in line for a doorbuster and a commemorative Christmas decoration advertising big box chain X, I wish you godspeed.
When I think about the phrase “There’s No Place Like Home,” as a child, my first thought was the character Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz book and movie.