A fractured hip and a daughter's sense of duty: Life in rehab

| |Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014

When friends heard I was in Michigan to help my elderly, macular-degenerated, moderately demented mother who had fractured her hip and been moved to a rehab facility, they told me not to forget to take care of myself. I've given other caregivers the identical advice. But now, after several weeks here, I wonder what it even means. How does it translate into reality?

World must fight Ebola at its source

|Monday, Oct. 13, 2014

The following editorial appeared in the Raleigh News & Observer on Friday, Oct. 10:

Ebola screening a sensible and admirably timely step by US

|Monday, Oct. 13, 2014

The following editorial appeared in the Sacramento Bee on Friday, Oct. 10:

Here's to living longer

|Monday, Oct. 13, 2014

The following editorial appeared in the Raleigh News & Observer on Thursday, Oct. 9:

Cynthia M. Allen: Balancing mercy and doctrine in the church

| |Monday, Oct. 13, 2014

If you are not Catholic, and even if you are, you could be forgiven for not knowing that a remarkable event is unfolding in Rome.

Southern jobless rates edge up after tax and spending cuts

|Monday, Oct. 13, 2014

The following editorial appeared in the Raleigh News & Observer on Thursday, Oct. 9:

Mary Sanchez: With gun in the mix, mental illness turns to tragedy

| |Monday, Oct. 13, 2014

Colby Sue Weathers killed her father at the insistence of the voices in her head.

Leonard Pitts Jr.: US citizens have a right to protest, even in Ferguson, Mo.

| |Monday, Oct. 13, 2014

Last week, a federal judge told us what we already knew.

Why Jennifer Lawrence is so wrong about her stolen nude photos

| |Monday, Oct. 13, 2014

Was actress Jennifer Lawrence sexually violated when someone stole her nude photographs and posted them on Internet sites a few months ago?

The rich give less as those with less give more

|Wednesday, Oct. 08, 2014

The following editorial appeared in the Raleigh News & Observer on Tuesday, Oct. 7: