Each day, more than three women in the United States are murdered by a male intimate partner*. It's called domestic violence and could be happening right next door to you or even in your own home. In fact, recent news stories in the Chicago Tribune reported on two probable cases of domestic violence that resulted in the deaths of two Cicero women (Aug. 11, 15, and 22 editions).
During his confirmation hearings, John Roberts directly refused to answer over 100 questions from senators, and evaded countless others, leaving many fundamental issues unanswered. This is no position for someone who wants to assume one of the highest legal positions in the country.
The Dominican University Performing Arts Center is currently exhibiting the painting of artist and jazz singer Roberta Miles. She explains her process in her artist's statement: "I combine ground metal, in its base form, with pigment in an attempt to create a life affirming, multi-layered, ethereal dream."
Looking over the columns I've contributed to Wednesday Journal over the past years, I was surprised at the scant attention I've given to one of my favorite foods: that ever so delectable and versatile category of shellfish known as shrimp. This (unintentional) neglect became even more surprising when I stumbled upon the little known fact that shrimp stands second only to tuna as America's favorite seafood.