| Oct 29, 2013
| 3:47 PM
In about two weeks, America will pause to honor our veterans.
And then the moment will pass.
After a spurt of parades, political platitudes and paid days off, most people will go back to their daily grind.
Unfortunately, for many of the men and...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 3:00 PM
I was done.
At 57, I had three cratered marriages behind me, all with intelligent women and mutually agreed upon endings that separated them from me and me from my money and a couple of nice homes.
It was like I was in the major leagues and just...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 10:05 AM
LANHAM, Md. Every artist has his favorite medium.
For Jon Hancock, 30, that medium is spray paint. The Maryland artist whose art is on display at the National Veterans Art Museum in Chicago purchases dozens of cans in different colors.
"Let's use this...
| Nov 16, 2013
Bad news about America's veterans often saturates newspapers and newscasts.
Last month, for instance, police killed a 68-year-old vet who threatened he had a bomb and then brandished a knife at Bay Pines VA Health Care center in St. Petersburg.
| Nov 14, 2013
| 10:05 AM
While Fox long ago announced the J.J. Abrams-backed series "Almost Human" as part of its fall lineup, the network decided more recently to give it a boost with regards to its most likely audience: young men.
Make no mistake. "Almost Human" is designed...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 10:42 PM
“My vision here today is to at least reach out to one vet who is suffering,” said Iraq war veteran Tom Woods during a speech he gave while standing in the shadow of the USS Iowa in San Pedro, Ca. on Saturday afternoon. Scanning the crowd,...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Vietnam War veteran Urban Miyares became a successful businessman after returning from combat in the late 1960s. Over the years he started many businesses and went on to be named entrepreneur of the year in various publications.
Miyares' success might...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 9:42 PM
The final trailer for “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” has debuted, showing Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen coming into her […]...
| Oct 9, 2013
A recent study out of Northwestern University suggests that presenting certain smells during sleep could help reduce fear memories.
Although the study showed the smell trigger attached to the fearful memory could help calm fears, scientists say it's too...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 5:48 AM
Jim Alton and John Hess, each directors of the Emmet and Charlevoix counties Veterans Affairs Offices, tell veterans the same thing: if you don’t feel right, it’s OK.
And the veterans that Hess is seeing more of aren’t the veterans...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 2:55 PM
Many survivors of sexual assault on college campuses around Illinois are referred to Porchlight, the state's only nonprofit counseling agency that focuses on college-aged assault survivors. Since Porchlight was founded in 2004, the Evanston-based agency...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Jonathan Warren walks through the maze of corridors until he finds the little room. Anxiously, he puts on the earphones and adjusts the wraparound visor. The image before him is crude: Road, desert, truck.
Describe that day, his therapist says.