Without Condition

The first time I found out I was going to be a mother, I was in the parking lot outside … More


  “‘Our communication, she said, is the mightiest gift passed down by our people.  Every word you write and read, … More

Ready or Not

You can’t run away From these styles I got, oh baby, hey baby Cause I got a lot, oh yeah … More

Hold Fast to Dreams

“I may go, but I will leave behind all my thousand & one lives–a bookmad girl never dies.” –Amanda Lovelace … More

A Labor of Love

“When I had nothing to lose, I had everything.”–Paulo Coelho Dear Teachers, I can’t remember the precise moment I fell … More


Everyone knows, in bowling, a strike equals a win.  In life, (and in baseball) if you’ve “struck out” you’ve lost.  … More

An Open Heart

  “Miss–can I talk to you?” I hear this often.  So often, in fact, that I have become very used … More