My Open Letter to Justin Bieber on

Below is an excerpt from "My Take: An Open Letter to Justin Bieber" posted on today:"...Last year you reached a milestone when you turned 18. You are living in a liminal state, standing at the threshold between childhood and adulthood, still more boy than man.Times of transition and change are difficult for anyone, never mind someone whose every move in public is chronicled by relentless paparazzi and other members of the media. You must be gentle with yourself as you navigate … [Read more...]

GODSTUFF: 10 years after 9/11 the question remains the same

On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, I was standing in the bathroom of my apartment outside Chicago, about to hop in the shower, when I heard the phone ring and then my husband call my name.“It’s Roger from the desk,” he said, sleepily, invoking the name of the morning assignment editor at the Chicago Sun-Times where I was a reporter at the time.I padded down the hallway in my pajamas to the living room and picked up the phone.“How quickly can you get down here,” Roger asked.“I dunno … [Read more...]