Dreams Beyond Common Notions

Children's sleighbell dreams dissolved from their slumber last night. Sugarplum visions faded before bedtime. A cacophony of wishes ¬†from young lips and old circled the globe this season. The fortunate celebrated their satisfaction, while others clutched the pangs of unfulfillment on their way to bed. Seasonal anticipation shrivels with a turn…

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Rebuilding Blarney Castles

Centuries ago, a wary king rebuilt his wooden stronghold with stones. He nestled a bluestone in its ramparts to honor the special rock's donor. Legends swirled from the walls through a nobleman's lips and into the royal court. His flattery confounded the queen. Rumors stirred the winds and people suspected unnatural…

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Likin’ Candy Corn?

I'm liking the candy corn around me, deep azure skies above, and an extra hour of sleep on the horizon. I like autumn, but it's not my favorite. Before passionate fall-enthusiasts take defensive aim, let me just honor your right to like whatever you choose. Perhaps your heart skips a beat…

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Listen in Weakness

I glanced at the movie pass offer, displayed on a banner across the bloodmobile. I just used my last movie pass with my son the other day. Maybe it's a good day to give blood. I feel healthy, after all, and so much of our community struggles with a cold right…

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