Jamie Mullins's baby was born prematurely and was too fragile to hold, so she bonded by reading to him and is now collecting books for other parents of preemies.

The courage of girls speaking up should galvanize the school community to see that safeguards are put in place.

We are shaped by people, often by family we know intimately, but also sometimes by authors or leaders or artists or athletes who are distant but present in our lives. Mario Cuomo was like that for me.

Murder can make us pay attention — to things we should have been paying attention to all along.