Thursday, Jan 29, 2015

Richard Hensley

What seems like a fundamental truth often isn’t for some people

Like a lot of folks, conjuring what motivates someone to do amazingly crazy things is kind of a pastime. I’m fascinated with trying to figure out what makes a person commit violent acts. Unless there is some motive - no matter how crazy ȁ...
Published: 01/25/15

Scenes from a chemo ward are different than expected

Sitting in a chemo ward watching numerous bags drip god knows what into your veins isn’t as bad as I expected. For me, the drugs haven’t had a huge impact on how I feel, other than some minor side effects. For others sharing the room wi...
Published: 01/11/15

We’re all good at something, even if it’s painful for everyone else

Most young people wonder what they will do with the rest of their lives. Many of us had the same questions - and still do. Often what they think they want is far removed from what they ultimately end up doing. That’s because it’s nearly...
Published: 01/04/15

Forget resolutions, life is a crapshoot despite the date

A new year is about to begin but I learned long ago to not make New Year’s resolutions. I don’t recall keeping any of them for more than a week, at best. That never stops me from making mental goals and wishes. Not sure those have ever ...
Updated: 1 months ago

Some necessary lessons are painful at first

Twenty-some years ago, I was a journalism student covering city council, feature stories, sports stories and just about everything under the sun for my professor’s weekly community newspaper in my hometown. I wanted to try something new ȁ...
Updated: 1 months ago

Too many people lack empathy these days

No white person can imagine what it’s like living as a black person in America. Anyone who says otherwise is flat-out wrong. We’ve never been born into that, lived with and dealt with that situation.
Updated: 1 months ago

Seeing an old friend in a child’s smile

Sometimes you cling to the memory of someone’s eyes and smile. That’s the case with Tony.
Updated: 2 months ago
If you think the world is crumbling, take another look

If you think the world is crumbling, take another look

It’s understandable why some people are ready to give up on the rest of humanity. They are awash in images of violence around us and across the globe. Turn on cable network news and you’ll see reports on horrific beheadings, natural dis...
Updated: 2 months ago

Domestic violence pushes some victims to the extreme

It wasn’t when Liysa Swart was being strangled into unconsciousness by her powerful husband that she knew she’d have to kill him. That was later. Her last thoughts before blacking out were, “What will happen to my children?ȁ...
Updated: 2 months ago

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