CHICAGO – As the promise of spring hung over the city, three teenage boys tussled with insomnia, sifting through the fallout of a pandemic year’s interlocking crises. In Little Village on the West Side, senior Leonel Gonzalez often couldn’t sleep, beset by stubborn what-ifs. What if next fall, one of […]
We Fell In Love During The Pandemic. Can Our Relationship Survive The ‘Real World’?
“I’ve actually been known to do a cartwheel when I’m drunk.” My eyebrows shot up as I looked dubiously at the even-tempered, middle-aged man I’d been dating for 13 months. In response to my disbelief, he showed me. And, well, it wasn’t a half-bad cartwheel. I applauded his agility and […]
When My Elderly Mom Fell, I Was Faced With A Heartbreaking Dilemma
I will be OK. She will be OK. I tell myself this several times as I drive two and a half hours to my mother’s house. She is 84 and fell a few days earlier. I have not seen her since last Christmas, prior to the coronavirus pandemic. My husband […]
A Carmel police body camera fell off at a critical moment
CLOSE Lawrence Police Department’s camera system is not only creating transparency, but also improving officer safety, reducing false complaints and working as a de-escalation tool. IndyStar By the time Carmel Police Officer Shane VanNatter shot and killed a man who is accused of killing one person and wounding another, the city […]