The Lipstick Promise

Bored at a building meeting, we'd whisper an ever important question to one another,  If you could only have ONE make-up component, what would it be? Heather always opted for her beloved eyelash curler -which to this day perplexes me.  Camille went for foundation.  Mascara was Barb's favorite.  For me the answer was of course lipstick. My... Continue Reading →

God in a Bookstore

Mr. Thayer's lecture was veering from the Revolutionary War to incidentals from his childhood. The hands on the wall clock refused to move.  I was being held captive in 5th grade history, the last period of the day. The only positive was the window.  I scanned the parking lot for our station wagon.  Today my... Continue Reading →

The Allure of “Big Things”

In our younger years we imagine Big Things. Publishing a book - followed by a book tour.  Securing promotions and sizable salaries. Becoming competent in a field with initials after our name.  Alleviating poverty, improving literacy, advocating  for the downtrodden.  Magnificent marriages and perfect parenting  -- our children "rising up and calling us blessed" (a... Continue Reading →

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