Editorial: Connor’s conversation

In penning the poignant obituary of their 15-year-old son, Jason and Teresa Tronerud dispensed with the usual “passed unexpectedly” or “died after a short illness” qualifiers. Instead, they offered us the necessary gifts of courage, candor and a call to action.

Mariano: Guardian angels

They stand watch like guardian angels protecting and caring for infants so small and so vulnerable that it’s hard to imagine that, one day, these tiny spirits will most likely grow into chubby-cheeked little babies.

Editorial: Deepening into the season

Christmas and Hanukkah are beautifully timed. Just as biting cold arrives and the amount of daylight shrinks to the annual low point, candlelight, feasts, laughter and tradition beckon us in.