A Pocket Full of Hope

When my not-quite-two-year-old grandson first discovered pockets, it was the cutest thing ever. Seriously. While his brother and sister chased after bubbles that leisurely escaped from grandpa’s wand and shimmered in the afternoon sunlight, T-Bear stood off to the side, intent on getting his pudgy hands into the pockets of his plaid shorts. Not even… Continue reading A Pocket Full of Hope

Fiction · Inspirational

The Sweater

“New sweater? It looks good.” “No. It was my mom’s and I packed it away so I wouldn't wear it out,” Sally explained to her husband. He nodded, hugged her, grabbed his lunch box from the counter, and headed out into the frigid autumn morning. A whisper of cold air danced around her bare feet… Continue reading The Sweater


The Writers’ Playroom: Meet the Play Group

Once upon a time, there lived a little band of word lovers. They met almost monthly in an old fire station community room, where a tiny diffuser spewed fragrance from frankincense and orange essential oils in a valiant attempt to chase away the musty odor.  Sometimes the noise of firefighters training in the adjoining room… Continue reading The Writers’ Playroom: Meet the Play Group