Tell Your Children: History Made Poignant When It’s YOUR History

Tell Your Children: History Made Poignant When It’s YOUR History

I woke up this morning to the voice of our local talk news radio DJ Tony Katz as he shared his experience and memories of 9/11. Oh, great, I thought. This entire day will be dominated by eighteen-year-old news. Depressing. Not my best moment. Tony’s next words...
Savor the Moments

Savor the Moments

  My initiation into the world of sports began thirty-five years ago when my oldest son ventured into the world of t-ball. As each brother reached the grand old age of four, he joined the ranks of youth baseball teams. Sitting on uncomfortable bleachers was no...
Promises Kept

Promises Kept

The granddaughters had walked their baby dolls in the stroller, put together some puzzles, played catch with the giant ball, cooked dinner in their miniature kitchen, and scanned groceries into their cash register. Nona (me) was exhausted. The girls showed no signs of...
Families Aren’t Like That Anymore

Families Aren’t Like That Anymore

“Families aren’t like that anymore.” I’ve heard this comment repeatedly from my critique groups and beta readers of Sparkles from Silence as Debbie and her family pull together as a team. I understand what they mean, and their comment saddens...

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