An old man is pushed off a cliff while birdwatching and the perpetrator is released from custody. Murray Kirk reflect on the all-too-human cycle of suffering and justice.
Cancer took away Elaine’s life, but it didn’t take everything. Paulette Rivait looks back over her relationship with a remarkable woman.
We humans often ask “why?” when we’re searching for meaning. John Ptacek reflects on what’s behind this three-letter question.
What happens when a disorganized, spontaneous woman marries an organized, meticulous man?
Ever heard about the stereotype of the Angry New Yorker? What if it happens to be true — and what’s up with that?
A woman writes a farewell letter to cocaine, the drug that held her in such a grip that she gave up almost everything for it — and still it wanted more.
Sara Karkpatrick woman remembers her grandmother’s house, which was not the stereotypical “grandma house” filled with sunlight, smiles and baking.
If you think social media is a 21st century phenomenon, think again. Jonathan Salem Baskin says today’s social media “is only a blip in a long continuum of social activity.”
The current struggle in Egypt—the center of Arab media, scholarship, and culture—has enormous ramifications for the region as a whole. The predominantly young secular activists who initiated the struggle reject not only the U.S.-backed dictatorship of Hosni Mubarak but also conservative Islamist leaders; they have put together a broad coalition of young and old, Muslim and Christian, poor and middle class to challenge a brutal corrupt regime which has held power for nearly thirty years. Like-minded civil society activists are organizing elsewhere. Indeed, 2011 could be to the Arab world what 1989 was to Eastern Europe.
As they begin planning a biking trip to Cuba, Paula and her husband realize they have just weeks to get in shape to ride 60 kms a day.