Today, some scholars suggest that "the Internet desensitizes us to shocking images and diminishes our empathic skills.
Today, Dallas Voice's 30th Anniversary edition hits newsstands. It's a look back on three decades of our vibrant LGBT community and the enormous changes that have taken place socially and politically here and nationwide.
Have we always been a country of whiners and complainers? Follow along with me as I try and navigate the tremendous horror of some of what people have deemed the biggest stories dominating the news headline in the last week.
Finding a room with a superlative view has long been a top priority for travelers. But selecting a hotel that affords 360-degree vistas of emerald waves and swaying palms, or a panorama of flickering city lights can almost guarantee an elevated guest experience.
Heroin is news right now, and for lots of first-time users -- often switching over from more expensive painkiller habits -- the price is right. Here in federal prison I'm surrounded by some of the casualties of this not-so-new heroin wave, so I thought I'd get one typical perspective.
When we think about mid-life career changes, I'm sure many of us have daydreamed about pursuing something that was lucrative, stimulating, and did some good in the process. If that dream isn't good enough, how about adding something that totally supports our health and fitness -- AND we can partner with our spouse?
I am ashamed to admit that I struggle to remember everyone's names, to separate the stories, but I feel the weight of their belief in the Unexpected Project, to share their stories and to make a difference for their surviving daughters, sisters, nieces and granddaughters.
I continued to call Dallas home, not just for the career opportunities, but because the city constantly took steps forward to becoming one of the world's greatest cities.
As the Dallas economy booms, flush with oil money and new development, the arts and restaurant landscapes have flowered like never before. And the new places are packed. Here are some of the exciting entries right now.
Texas never does anything small.
Founders, Lisa Robison an Kim Turner have created a high spirited interior design-related way for many to contribute creatively to families who struggle with homelessness and poverty. What they have created is inspiring and worth a deeper view.
It's not all about the pad thai, people -- even though they have that too.
If Americans understood how many veterans we lose to suicide, I don't think we'd tolerate it. As a nation we'd demand something be done. Maybe all we need for that to happen is a wake-up call.
In the last few years, airport hotels have evolved from being an unavoidable stopover to luxurious, must-visit retreats.
Almost like a game of six degrees of separation, people were brought together by their common love for this exuberant, mocha-skinned woman with the million dollar smile.
I find I'm much more relaxed when I get where I'm going and can get work accomplished on the way, if there's work to be done. If not, there's always someone to talk to or the passing scenery, if it's not always pretty, is at least interesting.