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Poppy Controversy

Memorial Day weekend means two things these days, the more anticipated being the beginning of the summer season, with all the red-white-and-blue sales and the picnics and the opening of pools that go along with that. Of course, Memorial Day is also a day of observance, a day set aside […]

Sorrow

I was heading out the other morning when I heard the news report: a fatal accident, with an unidentified male, in the vicinity of my son’s home.  I didn’t think much of it, only that I should call my son today, once I was sure he was up.  I hadn’t […]

Whose Child Is This?

The seventh-grade boy was fourteen and autistic.  His mother had put him on the bus as usual one winter morning, but he didn’t come home after school.  The authorities were called, and a description of the young man was given to the media. Police searched wooded areas around the school […]