Earlier this summer marked three years since my mom passed away. I didn’t really realize this when we went to schedule our vacation, which was a stay-cation, but having the time off during the anniversary made me think about my mother more than usual – and the indirect impact she has on her 20-month-old grandson.
Watch a silent archival video of President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicating the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 1940. Video courtesy of Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound, the Thompson Family Collection.
It is affectionately known to skiers and other outdoor enthusiasts as "Big Mountain Jesus" - a 6-foot-tall public sculpture of Christ that has stood for the past six decades on national forest land in Whitefish, Mont.
In a further sign of his emphasis on mercy, Pope Francis declared Tuesday that all priests, during a special holy year starting in December, will have the authority to pardon women who have had abortions, a power usually reserved for bishops.
Summer is slipping like beach sand through my fingers and I find myself thinking of summers in my childhood, thunderstorms and lightning bugs and sunsets that linger like the smile on the face of someone you love.
Q. My 7-year-old son has always been a handful, but now that his father and I have separated, he's really acting up. His father says he never acts like that at his house, but I don't believe it. I'm thinking about sneaking over and observing through the windows. I know you'll probably tell me that's not good ex-etiquette, but I don't know what else to do!