In 1997, host Liane Hansen spoke with David Loxtercamp, author of A Measure of Days: The Journal of a Country Doctor. She follows up with the Maine physician, who says he constantly ponders questions of life, death and faith.
Jackie Northam celebrates her American citizenship.
Jackie Northam covers foreign affairs for NPR news. She has spent two decades covering the world's hot spots, reporting on international and foreign policy issues. She was born in Medicine Hat, Alberta.
The one question that came up repeatedly since I started my U.S. naturalization process nine months ago was: why?
This Memorial Day weekend is kicking off what promises to be the best vacation travel season since 2007.
"Workers are starting to regain enough confidence in their employment situation to ask for and actually use vacation time," John Challenger said in a written analysis. He's chief executive of Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc., an outplacement firm based in Chicago.
Over the past three summers, the travel and leisure sectors have been hurt by the surge in "staycations," the stay-at-home alternatives for people who couldn't afford destination vacations.