| Mar 24, 2013
In a ceiling-high, greasy tangle of wheels, fenders, handlebars and derailleurs, Amy Little sees hope.
She's the co-founder with her husband, Lee Ravenscroft, of Working Bikes Cooperative (2434 S. Western Ave., workingbikes.org), a nonprofit...
| May 29, 2013
| 2:56 PM
When Neil Armstrong said, "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind," he actually screwed up. He meant to say, "One small step for A man," which makes more sense.
Armstrong later tried to correct his mistake, but his original...
| May 31, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Between 2001 and 2010, Peace Corps volunteer-turned-New Yorker writer Peter Hessler delivered three entertaining, richly detailed books on China told through his interactions with everyday people. Hessler left China several years ago, moved to Colorado...
| May 30, 2013
| 1:05 PM
Thinking Cap Theatre's latest production, “Waafrika,” has its socially conscious heart in the right place (identity, female circumcision, tribal tradition), but its theatrical head is a tad off. Nick Hadikwa Mwaluko’s heavy-handed script...
| Jun 2, 2013
Since graduating from Glenbard South High School in 2003, Sharon Wegner has devoted her life to community service.
The Wheaton native spent a year-and-a-half with AmeriCorps in Southern California working with emancipated foster youth and helping at...
| May 27, 2013
Volunteers could save money for county’s airport
To the editor:
President John F. Kennedy said it best: “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” That was the beginning of VISTA, the Peace...
| Jan 16, 2013
As the season of gift gluttony, parking lot insanity and checkout line lunacy fades to a distant memory, it's worth contemplating a nagging and perennial question:
Why are we so bad at sharing?
We fret and fuss at our kids for fighting over the new...
| Dec 29, 2012
| 6:52 PM
Midge Turk Richardson, a former nun and parochial school principal in Los Angeles who cast off her habit for the world of New York publishing, where she reigned for nearly two decades as editor of Seventeen magazine, has died. She was 82.
| Jan 3, 2013
| 7:17 AM
It could have been one of the best days of her life.
At the very least, Dec. 14, 2012, was shaping up nicely as a window into just how far 30-year-old Lauren Gabrielle Rousseau had come in recent months.
For six years, Rousseau struggled to find a...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Ready for a snowball fight?
We are in the outdoor hot tub at the Montage Deer Valley (http://www.montagedeervalley.com) in Park City, Utah as that famous Utah powder is dumped on our heads.
We laugh at the three little boys having a spirited snowball...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 11:04 AM
The 2013 session of the Legislature showed we have deepening, serious problems in rural South Dakota.
A law was passed creating a tuition-payback program for lawyers. They have to go to rural counties — those with fewer than 10,000 populations...
| Dec 22, 2012
| 8:32 PM
When Sarah Panzer was in the seventh grade in Lakeville, Minn., a Peace Corps volunteer spoke to her Spanish class.
Since then, it was her dream to join the Peace Corps.
Now Sarah and her husband, Aberdeen native Jordan Wein, are Peace Corps...