I was reading the story of Ft. McHenry, circa 1814, with my son during his homeschool writing curriculum. The story prompt was to write in first person as if you were the flag. We chose the battle in which the "Star Spangled Banner" was written. I hadn't read a story from the beginnings of America [...]
The morning started like many others. Kids are up, time to get ready, shower, make breakfast, eat, clean up, and kiss daddy goodbye. It all seems so normal, so mundane, sometimes. But then this morning, in the midst of the normal, came a surreal moment that made me pause. One of the moments in a [...]
Let's talk about labels! How do they affect us? For good or for bad? These aren't rhetorical questions. I would like to hear your opinions. Talk to me.
Turn on the news and it will be undeniable that evil exists. Talk to people and hear their stories. We've mostly all been touched by some form of evil; at least have seen evil in the lives of those close to us. Some evil is unspeakable. We don't know exactly how to cope with some [...]