| Apr 6, 2012
| 7:24 PM
A Navy fighter jet experienced a "catastrophic mechanical malfunction" during takeoff Friday over the military community of Virginia Beach, Virginia, and rained a stench of jet fuel shortly before crashing into apartment buildings, according to...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 9:16 AM
Late Wednesday night, someone named Tom Hamilton sent me this email with the subject line “And I am a Cubs fan’’:
“I was all excited about our new YOUNG Management team, thinking they would make a difference. Interesting Fact...
| Feb 10, 2012
| 3:52 PM
Jesus was sitting on the slope of the Mount of Olives. He had just walked out of the Temple in Jerusalem after verbally blasting the Pharisees. Many of us see Jesus only as the gentle Jesus. We see the painting of him surrounded by children. We see him...
| Jan 26, 2013
Greatness is a tough gig. Now that President Obama has been sworn in for a second term, people are asking what he wants his legacy to be. Perhaps Obama asks himself: How will people remember me? This "me" component is alien to greatness and...
| Dec 9, 2012
| 8:22 PM
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — Strange as it may sound, finding good Dominican food isn't so easy in Dominican restaurants.
The best Dominican food, I'm told, is served in Dominican homes. If you get that kind of invitation, well, lucky you;...
| Nov 12, 2012
As we head into a busy holiday season highlighted by Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's, let me be among the first to wish you Merry Diwali and a Happy Al-Hijra!
Diwali, a Hindu holiday known as the "festival of lights," starts Tuesday. On Thursday,...
| Nov 6, 2012
Q: A good friend of mine is seeking a recipe for beef brisket which she had cut out last year but now has lost. It was a good one and she wants to make it for a special event this weekend. She says the recipe ran last year and ran about the time of a...
| May 24, 2012
| 9:08 AM
I attended a lovely Bat Mitzvah service this past Saturday, which is always a momentous occasion, but particularly so in our small synagogue. The Bat Mitzvah girl read one of my favorite readings from the new Reform prayer book Mishkan T'filah, "Why Am...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 9:03 AM
It was wholly a pleasure to get your thoughts about the current debate over illegal immigrants and how to approach the nettlesome challenge they represent to us -- and we to them.
It was good of you to rehearse some classical history for...
| Apr 3, 2013
Here it's already April — the White Sox have opened the season to the victorious stylings of pitcher Chris Sale — and I'm way late in giving out the March Moutza of the Month.
It could have been awarded Sunday, but that was Easter Sunday for...