I drove the car gingerly, carefully, as recently licensed drivers do. My boyfriend, soon-to-be husband, sat in the passenger’s seat. He could not yet drive, a curious situation for a nineteen year old Black man in Baltimore. He would not learn to drive for years – after we were married and built a home in […]
I heard the screech first, then the thump. Instinctively I looked to where the noise came from and saw a body arc through the air, then another thump. “OH MY GOD!” I yelled, “OH MY GOD!” Then something triggered in my brain. I stopped yelling and reached for my phone.
A beautiful vignette by Martha Farley about what it felt like to watch someone become consumed by their passion.
Guest Author Martha Farley looks back to simpler times growing up in a suburb and reminds us never to lose touch with the child within us.
Our Guest Author, Kelsey Morgan takes us back to the middle of summer and perhaps our childhood in her poetic description of conquering one’s fears to embrace adventure.
Susan Ivory gets a snapshot of life when she walks the perimeter of her daughter’s soccer field.
Sometimes our lives are marked by events and sometimes events mark our lives. Michael Lebowitz writes about a Thanksgiving memory that has left an indelible footprint on his mind. It was cold. Damn. I had just moved into a new house. Blue walls, Day-Glo mandalas, no legged couches and a general sense of the ending of […]
What do an 93 year old man and 5-year old boy have in common? Their love of early 20th century wooden school desks.
Lorne Daniel discovers that a small, unspoken gesture can brighten your street.
As Lorne Daniel writes his last blog post from his desk in Alberta before the move to British Columbia, he reflects on our need to savour these “last moments”.