I am sitting on the bed with the comforter pulled over my head. Not because I am reliving my childhood, although given the state of the world, retreating into a blanket fort sounds really good right now.

You may not see the names of the most heroic responders to the 9/11 tragedy in a history book, or take interactive exercises in a science class on the earth’s natural forces. But these are the focus of two exhibits —  one open now, one planned — that cause us to reflect on a monumental histo…

Lauren Robinson is the director of the Sav-A-Life center in Jacksonville. Sav-A-Life offers such services as free pregnancy testing, ultrasounds, parenting classes and abortion-recovery small groups. Anyone interested in learning more about Sav-A-Life or becoming a volunteer at either Calhou…

According to the book, Floriography, in the Victorian era zinnias symbolized “lasting friendship.” The Victorians believed zinnias were easy to grow and they re-seeded (the very same reasons we love them). If the Victorians gifted zinnias to a friend taking a trip, the giver wanted to let th…

I recently glanced out the back window and saw a hawk and a hummingbird sitting in the same tree. Which must be a portent or a metaphor for something, but I haven’t yet figured out what.