Monthly Archives: September 2016

Patty’s Porch Light Shines on Over America

USUALLY, I WRITE STORIES ON our kitchen table — the one so rickety that milk spills from the kids’ cups if you bump it and causes everyone else to eye it with contempt as campfire kindling. It came from Grandma … Continue reading

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Love Without Labor

WHEN RAY’S BEST FRIEND IN first grade came over for a backyard cookout last weekend, she presented a dozen long-stemmed yellow roses from her family and a heart full of wedding plans. Gracie reminded her mother several times that week to … Continue reading

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The Summer Catching His Breath Became Cool   

DURING A LEISURELY SUNSET WALK with my son earlier this week, Carl kicked off his red Crocs to sprint what he figured to be 100 meters barefooted. Then, just before the sidewalk’s straightaway curved east, he lifted his arms and dropped … Continue reading

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