Sometimes life's greatest gifts come from the most unexpected sources. With humor, insight and emotion, Elizabeth Higgins Clark reflects on what she has been given by her brother, David, who has Fragile X syndrome.
Ann Coulter is just one of many. Her use of the word "retard" in recent diatribes against President Obama only echoes a prevalent notion that comparing someone to the mentally handicapped is a clever put-down.
My grandmothers were born in 1927 and 1930. When the woman from the Bronx passes away, it will most likely be announced on the front page of the New York Times. When the woman from Paramus dies, it will be noted on page 34 of the Pascack Press.