| Aug 18, 2012
At first, there were whispers.
Where was Jesse Jackson Jr.?
Was he drying out in rehab? Was he being treated for exhaustion?
And soon, whispers grew into partisan shouts.
Was the congressman ducking a U.S. House ethics probe into his dealings with...
| Feb 20, 2013
If you think that Jesse Jackson Jr.'s mental illness explains away all his bad behavior, you may need treatment for an excessively mushy heart.
If you think his mental illness explains absolutely nothing, you are suffering from a heart made of nails....
| Jan 19, 2013
| 5:00 PM
By Jennifer Sheehan, Of The Morning Call
It's a perfect spot for a quiet cup of coffee and to plunk down a laptop to do some work.
In what used to be Connell Funeral Home in south Bethlehem, Cafe the Lodge also serves up made-to-order paninis and...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 5:30 PM
Usually, at this time of year, I write my "Stanta" column, complete with a mug of me decked in a red Santa suit and hat — and giving good-natured, gift-giving jabs at some notable Nutmeggers.
It's meant to end the year with a little merriment...
| Mar 27, 2013
When Chicago clinical psychologist Susan Benjamin Feingold had postpartum depression more than two decades ago, not many people were taking the illness seriously. Some doctors were even telling women all they needed to do for their "baby blues" was to eat...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 2:43 PM
Despair at the massacre of innocents at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown will spur action from political leaders. It will also remind us of our limitations.
There will be changes in laws regulating the manufacture, sale and use of guns....
| Dec 16, 2012
As a parent, the only photo I could bear to look at from that slaughter at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut on Friday was that picture of a little boy and a little girl.
The children were facing the school, their backs to a wooded lot nearby....
| Dec 17, 2012
| 5:14 PM
Some of the best hunters and anglers in the world are to be found on the rosters of American professional sports teams. Some of the best hunters and anglers in the world are to be found enshrined in Cooperstown, Canton and Springfield. They are...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 1:04 PM
The tragic school shooting in Newtown, Conn. is prompting new discussions on how to properly handle the issue of mental illness among young people.
People around the nation read a widely circulated essay titled "I am Adam Lanza's mom." Blogger Liza Long...
| Dec 18, 2012
It's four days in and I'm still trying to wrap my mind around what happened inside that elementary school in Newtown, Conn., last week.
Like people all over the country, I spent much of the weekend glued to the news on TV, absorbing each painful...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 4:27 AM
Once a week for the last several years, I've driven to skid row to visit a friend. I get depressed about the area at times because it's such a depository of the unfortunate and the forgotten. But then I'll catch a warm greeting, or see a sign of hope in...
| Nov 27, 2012
Maybe something good will come from the Shakespearean tragedy that is the Jesse Jackson Jr. saga: A deeper understanding of mental illness and more empathy for those afflicted with it.
Or maybe not.
The level of cynicism in these parts is so high that...