A Grown-up Vision

As we grow up we learn that even the one person that wasn’t supposed to let you down probably will. The illusion of your expectations for this person will be more than the reality of their abilities. You will love and be loved many times and will have your heart broken probably more than once and it will get harder every time. You will break hearts too, so remember how it felt when yours was broken. You will argue with your best friend, a relative, and a stranger; and then […]

A Day Like No Other

This story begins on a beautiful sunny Sunday morning in early August. The birds were chirping, the sky was a glorious powder blue, and the air warm but dry. The usual Midwest humidity had not crept into the morning, so it was a perfect day for a drive. At the coffee shop a crowd had gathered, all in seeming no particular hurry, just enjoying the start of a wonderful Sunday. Rather than taking the interstate for my usual trip home, I chose the winding country back roads. It was a […]