“I no longer jumped to answer emails or texts with immediacy.” Slowing down can be a blessing. Enjoy the day!
By: Stephanie Rice “We’re going to find the Mud Hole today,” I declared to my brother and sister as we traversed down the trodden tractor path to the opening of the creek, or, as we say in Pennsylvania, the “crick.” My sister and I spent every other weekend at my dad’s house, which was out … Continue reading Mud Hole
By: Adam Sutton It’s 2am. My wife looks gorgeous on a sunny beach. I think it’s the Bahamas, but I’m not worrying about the specifics. Those aren’t important for this story. She’s a couple pounds heavier, a little grayer and a whole lot saltier than when we met 25 years ago, but she still turns … Continue reading Fly on the Wall: Isabel
By: Opa As a son of a handy man, it fell to me to be his gofer. I like to tell people that early on I thought my name was “hold it.” I didn’t know it then, but I think we were on the low end of middle class, so my father was really good … Continue reading Wheelbarrow
By: Anonymous In the late 1800s for poorer folks in the Finger Lakes area of New York, winter is particularly hard. Families who could heat their homes with coal often went to the railroad tracks to pick up any lumps that managed to fall from the trains passing through the town. One such person was … Continue reading Jane, Not Forgotten Pt. 1
By: Shira Boyle My dad was a doctor; an oncologist, to be more specific. An oncologist known around the world who was asked to speak at conferences in many countries, at many different conventions and summits. He helped to create one of the most famous cancer fighting drugs currently in existence. He saved hundreds, if not … Continue reading Are You Just One Thing?
By: Danielle Wilson I watch one of my students dig at her cuticle with her teeth. Her midterm lays sprawled out on the desk in front of her, but she is focused on her finger, now picking at it and inspecting it closely. Her hand goes into the air tentatively: she wants a Band-Aid for … Continue reading Teaching