Life Lessons

“Mom, I have something I need to tell you.” My son’s voice quivered a bit as he said it, and his face was nervous and pale, so I knew this was serious. I composed my own face to be as neutral and impassive as I could, but inside, my heart...

May 11th, 2023|

Springing into a New Perspective

The days are getting longer, migrating birds are returning from their winter vacation, and tulips and crocuses are emerging from the thawing ground to warm their faces in the springtime sun. April is a time of change and upheaval...

April 17th, 2023|

Coming to America

Walk down the halls of any school between classes, and you are inundated with the excited chatter and banter of kids talking about their classes, their teachers, or their personal lives. But every now and then, you can hear something else...

March 10th, 2023|

Compete Like a Girl

College sports fans love and follow their teams throughout the season and year after year, even when those teams may not be winning. But college wrestling fans reach a whole new level of devotion...

February 21st, 2023|

Feeling Lucky

Every year in our household, we run outside at midnight on New Year’s Eve. We shout and bang pots and pans to scare away the old year and welcome in the new one...

January 9th, 2023|

The Power of a Favorite Song

In my dream, I am walking through a summer meadow, hazy sunshine shimmering off deep grasses as brightly colored butterflies flutter lazily on nearby wildflowers. I pause to breathe in the sweet summer air...

December 8th, 2022|
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