Dead Battery

It was zero degrees on Sunday morning as I headed to the gym. Snowflakes drifted in the morning sun. Coming down the hill on the icy road, I saw a…

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The Pope Visits New York

Lines begin at dawn, roll miles down Seventh Avenue – a reverent carpet to evening mass at Madison Square Garden. In the Times Square station subway singers gather by the…

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An Inch and a Mile

How often does a busy man, an author, a mover and a shaker, one whose kids are raised, take time for a young boy? Patient. Kind. His face, gentle and…

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American Airlines Breaks Through the Wall

Corporations have earned a bad reputation for, among other things, losing the personal touch. Example: In the name of “efficiency” (translation: cutting jobs), they force customers needing information or assistance…

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Mother’s Day

When Sunday comes, I will be 1,821 miles away. I will be treading the path of the greedy, the desperate, and the hopeful. Those who marched towards the mad promises…

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A Secret Garden

I know a man who plants lilies in secret spots by the river because he doesn’t have a garden of his own. He doesn’t even have a home, but he loves…

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My father

My father is an interesting man. We have very different perspectives in life, but there is one thing I know where we have common ground: his philosophy about how to…

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Couch Surfing

A few years ago I suffered what we all go through at some point in our lives: immense heartbreak. Having nowhere to live and nowhere to turn, I didn’t know…

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You are beautiful

This afternoon I was walking through Barnes & Noble to waste some time before meeting for dinner when someone touched my arm. I turned to look at who was on…

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The Realities of a Single Parent

After spending five years of my early adult life as a single mother in the United States Navy, I became sympathetic to other single mothers, who, like clowns in a…

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Smile you are beautiful

Recently, I found myself crying while driving down a Montana highway commuting home from work. As a self-proclaimed planner, my life plan that I laid out for myself when I…

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A City Girl

This is the story of a city girl who came out west with her new husband. She was shocked to discover how little water was available on the land and…

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