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Ryan Dempsay always seemed to feel tired, irritable and unhappy with her self-image, nothing too uncommon for a teenager. At times she also felt an […]
Some of our people in Washington remind me of the medicine show folks who wooed small town America in the 1930s. They claim that their […]
The poor will always be with us — the Bible tells me so. We may be among the poor before our journey is finished. Some […]
For children, Christmastime may be the favorite holiday, even if their families don’t celebrate the birth of Christ. The twinkling lights and aura of magic […]
Bessie Smith didn’t quite understand all the fuss on Thursday — her 100th birthday. “It’s just another day, really,” Smith told me nonchalantly before her […]
“I do not want to talk about what you understand about the world. I want to know what you will do about it. I do […]
“From the shards and midden heaps of the past, you can find nuggets that will tell you what life was really like.” — Jean Shepherd […]