Garret Kaulkus, a young boy who was riding his bike in suburban Washington, recently came across a badly injured and abused dog. He abandoned his bike and carried the almost 80-pound mortally wounded animal more than half a mile to his house, where he and his parents rushed it to a local veterinarian’s office.
The ushering in of a New Year often inspires people to create resolutions.
An ugly Christmas sweater contest, Aunt Ethel’s famous cornbread stuffing or catching a matinee movie after all of the presents have been opened and bellies filled. Holiday traditions often anchor us and create a bridge between where we have come from to what we hope to pass on to future generations.
Not everyone likes dogs, but those who do like dogs, like them a lot. As Will Rogers said, “If there are no dogs in heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.”
For some of you, the thought of shorter days, cooler nights, sweaters and snow sledding brings a smile to your face. For others, you may shudder and grimace that colder days are indeed upon us.
There once was a little boy who had a bad temper. One day, his father gave him a bag of nails and a hammer. The father, then asked the son to hammer a nail into the back of the fence every time he lost his temper going forward.
It seems like a good time to be writing about baseball, for obvious reasons.
If any of you are fans of television shows such as American Pickers, Antiques Roadshow or Pawn Stars, you know that they highlight the best of old America. These shows celebrate the history of our country by honoring items from past generations, decades and even centuries. Whether it’s an old transistor radio from the 50s, maybe Grandma’s well-used but rare ceramic pitcher or even a rare 1910 Ford Model T Coupe. While most of these shows focus on the bartering of these items, which in some instances can leave the seller quite happy or as equally disappointed, there is another …continue reading
A young girl was walking along a beach upon which thousands of starfish had been washed up during a terrible storm. When she came to each starfish, she would pick it up and throw it back into the ocean.
A suburban mother of two. An Oscar-award winning actor. Jennifer Huston and Robin Williams couldn’t be more different, but they shared a similar pain that evolved into something deeper: suicide. Both Huston and Williams recently ended their lives, and their deaths sent shockwaves through the nation.
Whether you have a kindergartener, fourth grader, or senior starting back to school this week, the middle of August is surely a busy (and sometimes stressful) time for families.
In the movie “The Pursuit of Happiness,” Will Smith’s character, Chris Gardner, is a homeless, single father trying to break into the world of stock trading.
When most of us think of summer, we think of pool parties, grilling outdoors with friends, and family vacations. One of the challenges of summer can be the sweltering Midwest heat. We have been able to enjoy fairly decent temperatures lately. While it’s not “August hot” yet, a few days have felt like we’re stuck in one giant sauna.
The water was rising quickly, and I was drowning. Drowning in a sea of numbers and letters, better known as algebra.
I remember the year that my parents came to the realization that my grandmother probably shouldn’t be driving anymore.