Metal detective sees beyond rusted bits of iron

To a casual observer, the rusted railroad ties, old bits of metal, and scraps of steel may seem like stuff that should be carted off to a junkyard. But for Tom Harden, these bits of rusted metal unearth stories of days gone by. Harden, who is president of the West State Archeological Society, can pick up a rusted railroad spike and tell you about the trains that used to rumble down … [Read more...]

In Print: Learning lessons from loss of Robin Williams

The tragic death of actor and comedian Robin Williams shocked his fans and the world. It has been tough, even more than a week later, for people to grasp how someone who seemed so happy could feel so cornered in life, that the only out he could find was to end it. The biggest question people ask themselves is, "Could it have been prevented?" There are warning signs that could lead to saving … [Read more...]