31 Dec '17, 3am

Adopt a stray and be prepared to stay pals for life

Adopt a stray and be prepared to stay pals for life

I took her picture last year, one sparkling autumn day, as she stood on our dirt road waiting for me. There was a bright red maple leaf on the ground. This fall, I held that photo in my hands as the tears rolled down. American singer Eva Cassidy was singing on the radio: "But I miss you most of all, my darling, when autumn leaves start to fall." This is the season when columnists write stories about lives that came to an end during the year and remember small acts of grace - those gifts that cannot be asked for, only received. Here's mine. My sons were 12 and 10 in 2006 and our family had been through a wrenching couple of years. And yet, we'd emerged on the other side of those days still together, the four of us plus Ranger, the black lab. Our lives revolved around that dog, and one another. But we worried that Ranger felt lonely when we weren't around. Sometimes we arriv...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/opinion/adopt-a-stray-and-be-...

Tweets

President Halimah's New Year message: 'Build bridges between communities and stay united'

President Halimah's New Year message: 'Build br...

straitstimes.com 31 Dec '17, 6am

SINGAPORE - In her New Year message, President Halimah Yacob has called on Singaporeans to build on the "tremendous streng...

How to Go and Stay Veg in the New Year #care2

How to Go and Stay Veg in the New Year #care2

care2.com 01 Jan '18, 9pm

“When I first made the switch to a vegan diet the cravings were strong. I had been an avid meat eater all my life and afte...

Is it time for a fresh start? Envision the life...

godaddy.com 01 Jan '18, 1pm

You ever get the feeling something’s off? Like the things that used to bring you satisfaction just aren’t doing it for you...

10 reasons to adopt a dog in 2018

mnn.com 01 Jan '18, 2pm

While you're working on your New Year's resolutions, you may want to consider adding a canine pal to your family. After al...

My answers to your questions about my love life

My answers to your questions about my love life

hollyjean.sg 02 Jan '18, 4pm

Wednesday, January 03, 2018 You asked. Happy new year everyone. As promised, here are my honest answers to all the questio...

Singapore court rejects bid by gay man to adopt...

straitstimes.com 27 Dec '17, 8am

SINGAPORE - A gay Singaporean man travelled to the United States and paid US$200,000 to father a boy through surrogacy arr...

A selfless example of one of our #military hero...

nypost.com 31 Dec '17, 1pm

An Army solider died in the Bronx inferno Thursday night — while heroically rushing in and out of the apartment building t...

Empty nest leads mum to discover a life full of...

straitstimes.com 01 Jan '18, 7am

SINGAPORE - Ms Belinda Low gave her all raising her two sons as she was brought up to think that's what mothers were meant...

A Singapore court rejected a petition by a gay ...

newnownext.com 30 Dec '17, 1am

As marriage equality makes slow but steady progress around the world, the rights of same-sex parents are still in jeopardy...