Make Time Stop

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PHOTO CREDIT: “Marwari Stallion #1” by Tom Chambers, At this time of year when tradition dictates we consider resolutions for the future, I—everthe planner, the worrier, the what-if or could-be dreamer find myself staunchly resisting. While my toes grip the metaphorical sand, my knuckles clutch the all-too-real yellow counter in Nana’s kitchen, and the unscratched, shiny, […]

Sowing Solace


I grew up in the thick of the South, left with hazy memories of my uncle’s rare visits. But, I found myself missing a warm glow when he was gone. During my thirties, I’ve revisited that whispering connection. After my uncle’s 1950’s and 60’s childhood filled him with the gospel of Southern Wonderbread, he fled—like […]