The chances are pretty good that few kids playing high school football in Minnesota have had the kind of life Dominic Leu has had.

The Barnesville, Minn., defensive end’s story, fantastically told in the Fargo Forum today, renews an old reflection and question: Why is it some kids survive the very worst life can throw at you and others do not? Read more

Madeline ‘Dutch’ Swain died of Parkinson’s on Friday, with her daughters by her side.

They had to say goodbye and make plans for what would happen upon her death, the scripture at the service, instructions for people not to wear black, and a notation in an obituary that in lieu of flowers or memorials, people should just commit a random act of kindness and post it on Facebook. Read more