Still in the Game

It’s a week later, and the tree has been cleared and the deck lies crumpled and splintered. The railing is gone so our view from the house is wider and brighter than before. Estimates and claims are swirling, and we have the happy problem of replacing the items we...

My Hero in the Rubble

My new hero never led an army into battle or wrote the great American novel. My new hero never sang a great aria or broke Olympic records. My new hero will never win a Nobel Peace Prize, but her quiet calm and steady resilience has inspired me. My new hero is an...

The Bubbles on My Hands

When an appliance breaks in our home, I go through at least five stages in dealing with the situation. First, I fantasize and hope that the clanging noise, gummy splotches on the dishes, or the “service needed” light will go away. Then I avoid calling for...

My heart goes out to Harper Lee

Harper Lee’s prequel of To Kill a Mockingbird was published this week. Go Set a Watchman is actually a first draft of Mockingbird, having been rejected by her publisher and refashioned into the iconic American novel millions have read and loved. There’s some question...