Reverie’s shoes dug into a long, thin ribbon of sand behind the Orion Caribbean Suites, San Juan. The sound of the waves crashing against the breakers, and the majestic striations of color that painted her little stretch of beach made it worth the extra work of running through the sand. Reverie had never been a […]Read More A Broken Place
I used to work in politics, and I loved it. I loved the exchange of ideas. I loved being able to write tell-all articles about candidates at election time. I loved everything but get-out-the-vote phone calls. (This was in the days before robo-calls.) But today, politics is about anything but love. It’s sheer hatred, and […]Read More Speaking the Truth in Love
It’s NaNoWriMo, which means I’m one of the overly confident people who plan to write an entire novel in one month. But the weather has cooled, there’s Dutch Apple Cake in the oven, and I have a few things I want to say before I go back to said novel. As part of my undergraduate […]Read More 5 Things You Won’t Hear in a Courtroom
An eleven-year-old girl named Helen Greiner watched the movie “Star Wars” and decided she’d like to invent a robot that cleaned, much like C-3PO. Now we have a little marvel called Roomba (and many similar vacuums) that will removed the dust and crumbs from our floor at the touch of a button. In the show […]Read More Looking for an Easier Life?
If you look at the headlines, it appears that America is literally at war with each other. I understand that the media thinks they need to sensationalize everything to sell papers, but everything is not about politics and people are honestly more concerned about their family than the evils of Washington DC. I had the […]Read More Life In The United States
The Excerpt: Rita palmed the sweat out of her eyes and pushed her wheelchair down the court as fast as she could. Her teammate passed the basketball, and she lined up for the shot. Easy, breezy, she told herself. I’ve made this one a thousand times. Crash! The chair hit hers and Rita let the […]Read More No Second Place–an excerpt and the story behind the story
I once met a man named David with Cerebral Palsy. His mom had been the whole world to him. She carried him everywhere, fed him and loved him. One day, David’s mom died, and he became a bitter, angry person for several years. Not only did he want to die, but he decided that God […]Read More Learning To Walk