Sand Slates and Silent Space

Sand Slates and Silent Space It was a sea of monkey bars and swings Chalk outlines for four square, and a handful of trees, A fireman’s pole and gargantuan slide towers. But it was a pit of sand that seemed to rule the recess half hour. Yeah, greater than all that manmade equipment Specially crafted…

Taffy

No one’s life has ever been turned around by an inspirational house sign. Those little plaques sporting quaint warmths like “Home is Where the Heart Is” and “Live, Laugh, Love.” I can’t imagine someone reading those handfuls of words and thinking, “Oh yeah, I never thought of it that way. Home is where the heart is.”…

Every Nook and Cranny

She said it so casually I nearly accepted it without thinking. “Well, you’re never alone in your house after all.” Wait, what? Like God is there with me? (What a hokey thing to say.) “No…” She looked confused. “Like the other person living in your house?” I live alone. It was my aunt’s place if…