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The bully organ

August 1, 2014 I recently wrote about receiving an alarming voicemail from my doctor — the one my husband and I are seeing because we want to have a baby, and apparently I have a useless sack of rocks where my... more »»

 
 
 
‘Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy’ tells fascinating history

July 31, 2014 Despite the many, many books written about the Civil War, there is a chapter that may not be as well known to readers, which is the role women played as spies. more »»

Cracking down on chronic pain

July 31, 2014 HANCOCK — Charleen Ahola has been in pain caused by degenerative disc disease and fibromyalgia for 15 years, but she’s recently been getting some relief with physical therapy at Portage Health. more »»

Arm yourself with annual immunizations

July 31, 2014 Back-to-school season is just around the corner, which means haircuts, textbooks, new shoes and clothing — and most importantly, a visit to the doctor for routine immunizations. more »»

Guns in the workplace?

July 31, 2014 Its official title is the “Safe Carry Protection Act,” and when it was signed by Georgia’s Republican Gov. more »»

The 2016 Republican presidentional nomination: Whose turn?

July 30, 2014 WASHINGTON -- For more than 60 years with hardly a break, the Republican Party has chosen as its standard-bearer someone who has been able to claim it's his turn. Not since military hero Dwight D. more »»

Preserve a lie or save lives

July 29, 2014 Days before two federal courts issued dueling interpretations of the Affordable Care Act, I came across a 1958 photo of my paternal grandmother and felt the familiar onslaught of what-ifs. more »»

Taking selfies in the wrong places

July 29, 2014 In a place haunted by ghosts, on a thoroughfare of the damned, standing upon ground once watered by blood, Breanna Mitchell lifted a camera to take her own picture. She smiled a sunshine smile. more »»

What needs resetting

July 28, 2014 The bodies of 298 passengers and crew of Malaysia Air Flight 17, 80 of them children, lie unburied in a Ukrainian field while Vladimir Putin’s men fire their weapons into the air to keep... more »»

Hollywood, where liberal values reign

July 28, 2014 In the film “Obvious Child,” Jenny Slate plays Donna Stern, a stand-up comedian who specializes in making jokes about her private parts, with the occasional foray into fart humor. more »»

An uncle that was everything to me

July 26, 2014 One of my favorite stories is the Indian parable of “The Blind Men and the Elephant.” Essentially they put an elephant before a number of blind men asking each to describe what an elephant wa. more »»

Seniors share homes for cost saving, companionship

July 26, 2014 NEW YORK (AP) — It’s not exactly “The Golden Girls,” but for Marcia Rosenfeld, it’ll do. more »»

Trial date set in prostitution arrest

July 26, 2014 IRON MOUNTAIN — A Kingsford man accused of transporting women to a man's residence for the purposes of prostitution has been scheduled for a four-day jury trial later this year. more »»

Benishek questions VA Secretary Gibson

July 26, 2014 WASHINGTON, DC: Today, Dan Benishek, MI-01, questioned Sloan Gibson, the Acting Secretary of U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs during a heated House Veterans' Affairs hearing. more »»

Michigan dog owner may be charged

July 26, 2014 METAMORA TOWNSHIP, Mich. more »»

The hayloft and the horse resurrection

July 25, 2014 There are two certainties about life I have accepted. more »»

Do blacks need favors

July 25, 2014 Earlier this month, the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act was celebrated. During the act’s legislative debate, then-Sen. more »»

US unemployment aid applications drop

July 25, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell last week to its lowest level in more than eight years. more »»

Israel swears in new president amid Gaza war

July 25, 2014 JERUSALEM (AP) — Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shimon Peres ended his term as president of Israel on Thursday — a man who symbolizes hopes for peace capping a seven-decade public career amid the brutal... more »»

Israel swears in new president amid Gaza war

July 25, 2014 JERUSALEM (AP) — Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shimon Peres ended his term as president of Israel on Thursday — a man who symbolizes hopes for peace capping a seven-decade public career amid the brutal... more »»

 
 

 

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Word of the Day — May 30, 2013

May 31, 2013 arch - arch - deliberately or affectedly playful & teasing Example: "Emily Nussbsum's review of the TV 'Behind the Candelebra' biopic said, 'There are scenes, particularly during the breakup... more »

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