Listen up, class! I have good news and bad news: Today’s snack is chocolate chip cookies! Unfortunately, we have only 25, so you kids whose last names end in W, X, Y and Z will once again have to go without.  If I lived in Wiggins, Colorado, and listened to state leaders talk about the […]

Sticks and stones Let’s talk about name-calling: Specifically, the label “racist.” We apply it too freely, and as a result, we harden the hearts of the very people we are trying to reach. One New Year’s morning, I assigned a young reporter the traditional “first baby of the year” story. As I sent her on […]

There are stories whose end we know, but we keep retelling them. There are stories we retell because their meaning runs so deep. There are stories so deep we will never know the whole thing, so we retell them to reveal more. The story told at the 9/11 Memorial Museum is all of the above. […]