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Crossings

Love’s Essence

Shiny boxes, chocolate-dipped strawberries, crimson roses—Valentine’s Day! I like to call it “Love Day” because I believe it shouldn’t just be limited to those in …

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Commitment Lens

Today is the day. I stared at my reflection in the smudged glass, running my hand down the side of my purple, sequin dress. What would …

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The Mask

Her delivery of the poem slammed my thoughts into an emotive wall. My daughter was preparing to participate in a Poetry Out Loud ™ event …

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A New State of Mind

As each new year approaches, four cliché words consistently resurface in my mind: “New Year, New Me.” I must admit, thinking about a new year …

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The Power of Music

To hear her former students extol her virtues, one quickly gets the idea that Gabrielyn Watson is one of those teachers who has truly made …

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Melting Ice

Falling down on the ice isn’t as inconsequential as it once seemed when I was a kid. There’s something about frozen water on a pedestrian …

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Wind Power

The moaning howl of a 50 mph wind woke me from a deep sleep last night. I could hear the whining gusts moving through the …

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Home Again

One particular November day, my son Michael and I had taken his old 1976 pick-up to the wooded lot in back of our home to …

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Misjudging Motives

“Dad, can I have a few more gallons of gas for my pick-up? I’m almost completely out.” My 16 year-old son has had an old …

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Disc Error

“Bad master disc!” This announcement in the window of my CD multi-duplicator sent a shiver down my back. After spending an hour of recording time, …

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