Lily Thrailkill isn't afraid to get her hands dirty as she cleans Santa Rosa Creek.
Like many high school seniors, Joe Anderson has big dreams. Unlike most teenagers, however, Anderson's ambitions extend all the way to the White House.
DEAR STRAIGHT TALK: My daughter, 'Paige,' is 14. Her mother and I divorced four years ago and my ex has always said ugly things about me.
Molluscophobia Most people are fear spiders, clowns, or heights, but what am I afraid of? Snails. Molluscophobia is the fear of snails. When I was five years old, I decided to take the risk of going barefoot in my backyard. I was pretty successful avoiding various shards of glass, slimy [...]
Let it Roll We grow up hearing that America is supersized, wasteful, yet for most of the younger generation this country is the only place we have ever lived-- the only place we have ever known. It wasn’t until I took enough time to adopt the lifestyle of another country [...]
Childless Mother I am a childless mother. In that, I don't mean anything that may come to mind; I’ve never been pregnant. What I mean is that for almost everyone I know, I act like a mom. I bake cookies. I give advice when it is needed, not necessarily when [...]
This Race Matters This race matters. I shuffle my feet trying to distract myself from my thoughts. I feel myself moving towards the track and realize that I am responding to the race official’s instructions. Lane four, I remember. I count one, two, three, four, as I stare beneath me [...]
Oh, you’re homosexual? That’s great, have fun in Hell. No, my perspective on homosexuality never reached the extreme above, but my opinion on being anything but heterosexual did come to a point that I would now call completely and utterly unacceptable, rude, and shameful. Being born and raised Catholic, some [...]
Jake Janowczyk only wanted to go to one school: Cardinal Newman.
I’m at wit’s end. My daughter, 15, is planning her Halloween outfit.