More than 40 percent of Texas families living in poverty are single-mother households.
courtesy Sarah Angle My 5-year-old daughter sits at the table, rocking back and forth in a rickety chair I should have replaced years ago. Peas and other discarded vegetables collect on the floor below her dangling bare feet. “OK, three … Read More
When clinical depression strikes a marriage, the cracks are long and deep.
People with clinical depression are wired differently. In a neurotypical brain, mood-regulating neurotransmitters, such as serotonin, noradrenaline and dopamine, carry signals from one nerve cell to another. Read More
As the money runs out, hard choices in elder care
My grandmother wasn't really living; she was just surviving. The person I remembered, cherished and respected was vanishing. And the most painful and saddest part of her life had become the most taxing to survive. Read More
1 percent of food stamp recipients have a graduate degree, a number that’s tripled since 2007. Read More
In downtown Denton, in an old opera house painted purple, Don Foster nurtures his passion: Recycled Books. His bookstore is musty. The handmade bookshelves are rickety. The pale yellow linoleum floors are stained and cracking. This three-story historic building in … Read More