Overcoming Addictions – The Power of our Hometowns and Local Neighborhoods

by David Palmer When World War II began in 1941, my father gave up his high paying public relations job on New York’s Madison Avenue, bought the local newspaper, the Summit Herald, in our home town of Summit, N.J. and went to work. He was forty, had a wife and kids, and was therefore exempt from […]

A salute to Marine Bob G. on Memorial Day

Bob G. served with the U.S. Marines in Vietnam for sixteen months and for many years has been treated for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) stemming from his combat service during the late sixties. During the thirty-two years after his service, overcome by his fears, anger, and addictions, he lost his family and went to prison […]

Happy Mother’s Day, Erin.

It was close to midnight on April 10, 2002 when Erin, an attractive 22 year-old, left a tavern in West Little Rock, hopped into her bright red Saturn, buckled her seatbelt and headed west on Highway 10. During the evening, Erin had three glasses of wine, not much by her standards, but the night before […]