A Central Floridian’s View of the Casey Anthony Case

Caylee Anthony I was one of many watching the news stories about Casey Anthony and her missing baby girl, Caylee. I recall when the news came out that Caylee had been missing for an entire month. I recall when 20-something-year-old Casey lied to authorities about the missing baby, and I recall when she was charged … Continue reading A Central Floridian’s View of the Casey Anthony Case

Child Abuse Related Incidents and Deaths More Than Doubled in Twenty Years

Why have these statistics risen? In the early 1990s, I reported that child abuse related incidents and deaths were on the rise. The U.S. Advisory Board on Child Abuse and Neglect had declared a “national emergency” in August 1990. That year alone, there were more than 1200 child fatalities related to abuse in the United … Continue reading Child Abuse Related Incidents and Deaths More Than Doubled in Twenty Years

25 Years Ago – A Child’s Point of View on Space Shuttle Challenger

Told from a child's point of view, this is what happened 25 years ago on the day the Space Shuttle Challenger blew up: It is a chilly, but sunny afternoon. After gym class I head to history. I hear an annoying boy named John yelling in the courtyard. “The space shuttle blew up!” He points … Continue reading 25 Years Ago – A Child’s Point of View on Space Shuttle Challenger

With Loss Comes Gain – A Commentary on Haiti’s Earthquake

By accident, I discovered a news story today about the Earthquake in Haiti. I am not one to turn on the television or read about world news, so this was surprising to me. This one was bound to grab my attention no matter what. It is an extreme story that no doubt will effect many … Continue reading With Loss Comes Gain – A Commentary on Haiti’s Earthquake