D.C. has reverted back to a practice that it conceded was unacceptable, even when the District was mired in financial strife: Placing children and their parents in makeshift shelters at rec centers.
When I first met my wife Arlene, her sister Joanne had worked tirelessly for over a year to get her out of debt. Once free of the debt that so heavily weighed her down, what did Arlene do next? She bought a brand new red Pontiac Fiero.
Nobody wants to slip on ice in a skirt and tights, but the point is you stand back up and take the next wobbly steps toward the subway. The same thing goes for anything in life, whether it's in your personal relationships or at work. You aren't going to sit firmly planted in the snow -- you're going to keep going.
It's been a long, tough winter -- here's the way to get through it.
The entire winter here in Minnesota is relentless enough that I'd perhaps accept a vacation to Siberia. The severity of our winter blues, however, finds excuse for couch potatoism. With our work ethic abated, my wife and I have fallen to drugging ourselves with television.
Preparation is key to increasing your odds of staying warm and dry during the next blizzard or cold snap. So if you haven't already done so, take some time to answer these five questions:
Snuggle up this season and channel your inner Hollywood starlet in one of this season's most luxurious materials: faux fur.
I've come up with a playlist of tunes that if they don't turn that frown upside down, will at least warm your heart against the chilly winter storm aftermath in preparation for what I hope will be an early spring.
If January construction and home sales data - which come out this week and next - show declines, the "polar vortex" will be prime suspect #1. But how ...
As with other mood disorders surrounding yourself with understanding, supportive, and encouraging people can help lift your spirits. Find people whom you trust and lean on them for support and plan such activities as movies and dinners.
Last year 6,276 people were found to be homeless in Chicago, a number that is tallied by way of a one-night count.
It's hard to imagine anything wonderful about New York in February. But the city's sexy new haunts will keep even the bitterest winter blues at bay.
We all know people like this couple; maybe not people who are tenderly in love for 60 years, but we know people that we are inexplicably drawn to. They are the ones who make us laugh, make us think, tell us the truth, pick us up, and hold our hand. They are the ones who "glow."
As the winter of 2014 trudges on, those of us in four-season regions have had just about enough. I can't remember another winter that has dragged on s...
Are you as done with winter as I am? I've never seen our friends and neighbors in more need of a spring break in the sun! While it may be cold and sno...
I love that about art, and beauty, and nature. There's always a silver lining. Even when it's four degrees outside.