Witness to sanctity

by Barbara Simpson -- I wish I'd met him in person, but despite the lack of direct human connection, I feel I knew him. I also know there was something unique about more…

Terri's life trumps
Bushes' careers

by Barbara Simpson -- As I write this, Terri Schiavo is alive. As you read this, she may be dead. But if she's living, I want Gov. Bush, President Bush and the more…

Bon appetit – Terri is starving

by Barbara Simpson -- The steaks and salmon are sizzling. Mushrooms and onions are saut?ed in butter and garlic. Corn is steamed; butter melted. Pasta is boiling and sauce bubbling. It smells more…

Stealing our privacy and ruining lives

by Barbara Simpson -- What's your name? Address? Phone and other contact numbers? What's your income? Business interests? Investments? How about that Social Security number – and while we're at it, driver's more…

The wonderful world of legal murder

by Barbara Simpson -- As you read this, Terri Schiavo might be processing. That's the au courant word to use these days. It means dying. Processing means that medical attempts to keep more…

Cupid is a lousy shot

by Barbara Simpson -- They were nothing if not coordinated! The future bride wore bright red and appeared flushed with the excitement of it all – crowds of paparazzi and blinding flashes more…

Maybe it is time to be afraid

by Barbara Simpson -- "You can't tell me what to say. It's a free country! Well, yes. The Constitution guarantees free speech. It's one of the most important freedoms in the Bill more…