• The other side.

    It was so much louder than Eustace had imagined.  But then again he had only heard it from a distance.  The murmur of possibility ringing in his ears amid the din of the hens cackling. He hadn’t really planned it. Lately it all had just seemed too much.  Maybe it was his age.  At ten,… Continue Reading

  • For the love of the game.

    I didn’t participate in high school sports.  Nor do I come from a sports-oriented family. My parents never had to brave the elements, or the expectations of other parents, to watch my sister and I in what surely would have been an embarrassing display of our mediocre to sub-par athletic abilities. We weren’t runners.  Or… Continue Reading

  • The remains of the day.

    I was doing laundry when the phone rang. My husband told me to turn on the TV.  A plane had hit the North Tower of the World Trade Center building in New York City. The Today Show came into focus just as the second plane hit the South Tower. And then the Pentagon. And reports… Continue Reading