In three weeks, I will graduate from UCLA. The greatest advice that I have for incoming and current scholars is simple: be fearless. Face your fears. Don't be afraid. Fear will hold you back. Bravery will push you forward.
In junior high school I read The Pigman, a coming-of-age story about two kids who encounter tragedy that hurls them into adulthood. I often wondered when I would meet The Pigman myself and have to grow up. It didn't take long.
I have been in three major car accidents in my life -- two of my own making and a passenger in the third. Having survived all three I have always felt that I am not going to die in one -- I just hope God doesn't take that as a challenge. This is the story of the first one.
The weather has been pretty crummy recently in my part of the country, with lots of snow, rain or simply overcast skies. I've been shocked at how many people drive in these weather conditions without their headlights turned on.
After a tough loss in the playoffs, many fans expected the Texans players to go into hibernation for a few days. And yet, upon J.J. Watt's return to Houston, he chose to stop by a school for a surprise visit.
One minute, Dr. Russell Moon, 58, was a super-fit cyclist with a thriving dental practice in Santa Monica, Calif. The next, he was paralyzed from the shoulders down. A driver making a left turn didn't see him, and knocked Dr. Moon off his mountain bike.
I'll admit to texting while driving. I'll further admit to texting someone else while that person's driving. Did I know it was potentially dangerous? Sure, but it was just the one time and, surely, nothing bad would happen. Something bad happened to Shannon Colonna.
The RAV4 skidded out of control, rolled, and landed partially over the edge of the overpass. Laura Thomas -- a loving mother and a wonderful grandmother -- was killed at the hands of a hit-and-run driver who continued on her way without a second thought.