Jill Richardson

12/18/2014 - 4:09am

    ‘Tis the season for mindless consumerism.

    I love giving gifts when they’re from the heart. But I hate giving or receiving presents if they’re things nobody needs, given out of a sense of obligation.

    Here’s a story that illustrates what I mean....

12/11/2014 - 3:48pm

    Shortly before Michael Brown’s fateful encounter with Ferguson cop Darren Wilson, I was appointed as a teaching assistant in a class on race and ethnicity.

    I’m white. I didn’t...

12/04/2014 - 3:02pm

    A beloved organic farm in San Diego recently canceled a gourmet dinner it had planned to host. Guests had already paid $150 for a local, organic five-course meal prepared by several top chefs from the region.


11/27/2014 - 7:01pm

    Thanksgiving is an occasion when we gather with our families for festive meals. It’s also a time when many of us donate to help the less fortunate celebrate with their families.


11/13/2014 - 3:54pm

    Here’s a typical scene in any American checkup: The doctor walks in to find the patient sitting on the table. “Well, your cholesterol is too high,” the doctor tells the patient. “I can prescribe something for it, but the real...

11/06/2014 - 5:35pm

    My brother would have turned 29 the other day. Thus begins the season of difficult anniversaries.

    Six years ago, my baby bro turned 23. It was 2008, a week before Barack Obama’s first...

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