In China, the concept of "joss" was well accepted. Basically, it translates as "luck." People believed that one's life was directed by the joss with which one was blessed or cursed.
Howling from the Heartland
The news about American children is both good and bad. While many aspects of growing up in the U.S. have improved over time, others have eroded.
Jewish synagogue bombed. Islamic mosque set afire. Sikh temple assaulted. Americans seem to be getting immune to the serious nature of such headlines, probably because we see them so often.
Power outage. Those words have serious consequences and can strike fear in the hearts of people at this time of year.
In the wake of the massacre in Aurora, Colo., let’s not argue over gun control. It’s far too controversial. Besides, we have the Second Amendment in our Constitution.
During the past few years, 254 municipal entities across the nation have filed for Chapter 9 protection, also known as bankruptcy.
California, which pioneered such innovations in personal relationships as no-fault divorce and same-sex marriage, is about to consider another novel twist in defining the family.