Special Features

July 16, 2018

Laughter

When is the last time you laughed? Really laughed? Were you watching a funny movie or listening to a great joke? Sometimes a good laugh comes during times of happiness and light, and sometimes it is most welcome during dark...
June 28, 2018

Cashiers, Clerks, and Servers

Some of us are gearing up for summer vacation as July 4th approaches.  And the cashiers, clerks, and servers you encounter at your destination probably hope you’ll give some thought as to who they are and what they believe. Click...
June 11, 2018

Father’s Day

For this Father's Day, we offer the following selection of essays about fatherhood—from being a father, to the relationship with our fathers. Click the links below to learn how these essayists have been inspired by the diverse range of experiences...
June 4, 2018

Almost Summer

It may not yet be summer on the calendar, but the pools are open, school is out (or almost!), and the days are getting longer. With a two-month break from the responsibilities of school, it could be argued that no...
May 28, 2018

Listen to Your Parents

Most people can remember receiving words of advice from their parents—whether they asked for it or not. And, even if we did not heed the advice we were given, there is often truth in the words our parents wanted to...
May 21, 2018

Living with Alzheimer’s

The emotional and physical demands of providing care for a loved one with Alzheimer's Disease can be exhausting. But through that crucible, people may find that a fundamental belief comes into sharp focus. Click the links below to read what...
April 30, 2018

To Kill a Mockingbird

Most people can probably make a quick list of books that have had a deep impact on their lives. And one of those books on a lot of those lists is To Kill a Mockingbird. Click on the links below...
April 23, 2018

Carpe Diem

The Latin phrase "carpe diem" translates as "seize the day," an aphorism teaching us to put aside worries and concerns of the past or future in order to truly enjoy the moment. Many people heed this advice, and for the...
April 16, 2018

Alternative Transportation

The American Dream may include cruising down the highway in your own car, but many people prefer alternative means of getting from point A to point B. Whether it's mass transit or human-powered modes of travel, these essayists have come...