(VIDEO) My Trip to Help the Children of Haiti

The house we were staying in was on 8 acres, and is one of the lucky few in Léogâne to have survived the quake. At one point, there had been 750 people living in tents in the field beside the house. Now there are 18 families, all related in some way to the house or the camp (housekeepers, counselors, etc.). That's where all the kids were coming from, and there were many more. ...more

I was sincerely touched by the slide show and you great detail of your visit. My church visited ...more

(VIDEO) Texas Mom Murders Her Two Autistic Children -- What Do You Say to Your Kids?

A 30-year-old woman in Irving, Texas, called 911 on Monday and told dispatchers she had just murdered her two children, ages two and five.  A tape of the phone call records the mother saying that she tried to poison them with bathroom cleaner and strangled them with a wire when they refused to drink it. ...more

I mulled over whether or not to respond to this one for quite a while. In the end, I decided ...more

Homeless Hero Hugo Alfredo Tale-Yax: Can Empathy and Condemnation Go Hand in Hand in New York City?

An item hit the news regarding a homeless man who was killed in New York City recently.  Hugo Alfredo Tale-Yax, 31, was stabbed as he intervened in an early-morning altercation between a man and a woman on a Queens sidewalk -- some reports say it was a mugging.  In a scene captured by a surveillance camera, Tale-Yax then walked down the sidewalk, collapsed, and  lay there for about an hour as numerous pedestrians walked by.  ...more