Sounds That Go “Aww” in the Night

Sounds That Go “Aww” in the Night

I live in the countryside so it’s usually very quiet at night. Since it’s just my husband, me, and the dog who are here, there’s not even much household noise after 10 p.m. Grace the beagle is an excellent sleeper. About the only noise she makes in...
Stopping For Ice Cream

Stopping For Ice Cream

What started as a family tradition with my two young children and me morphed into an ongoing inside joke between my grown daughter and me. And now you’ll be in on it! When Laura and Tim were young, we would stop for ice cream (or Slurpees) after any doctor visit. I...
A Rhyme In Time

A Rhyme In Time

Be honest. How often do you read poetry? For a while, it seemed to me that poetry was on its way out. So I was happy when the 2020 winner of America’s Got Talent was Brandon Leake whose talent was identified as “spoken word poet.” And of course with Amanda Gorman’s...
Love Story. No, Really. Love Story

Love Story. No, Really. Love Story

The year I was twenty, the movie Love Story was released. Starring Ali MacGraw and Ryan O’Neal, it was an instant box office success. The sixth highest-grossing film ever in the United States and Canada, its success would translate into around a billion dollars in...
Time For The Telling

Time For The Telling

This story has waited for three years. God’s time says today is the day to tell it. During the Christmas season of 2017, my cousin Beth emailed me with thanks. She began, “Thank you for empowering me to speak.” Beth had attended a Christmas gathering of an interfaith...