You’ve made a plan to be more active, and you’re ready to go outside and get started. But before you do, make sure that you can exercise safely in your neighborhood. Here are a few tips that can help you stay safe as you get moving.

The news has been flooded with stories this week about the burning of Notre Dame in Paris. I was saddened to see images of the beautiful old cathedral all ablaze. Such an exquisite example of medieval architecture and such rich history, consumed in flames.

An interviewer once asked Nobel laureate Toni Morrison how she had become such a great writer. Did she study a particular method? Read books to hone her craft? Study under famous authors?

This week’s column is an updated version of one of my most popular posts of the past. I’m falling back on this “Kids Eat Free in Tyler” listing for two reasons.