Because I Could not Stop for Fate…

Dear friend, The other week as I was driving to my mom’s house, the woman in the car behind me was riding my bumper and swerving as though she was going to pass me. What she failed to see was that I was not driving slowly on purpose; there was a white work-van practically crawlingContinue reading “Because I Could not Stop for Fate…”

A Night at the Basketball Court

Dear Friend, Summers as a kid were a lot different than they are now. Back then, I kept busy from dawn until dusk playing basketball, swimming in the pool, and practicing colorguard. Sitting still wasn’t in my nature. I didn’t read books often or watch more than an hour or so of tv at night.Continue reading “A Night at the Basketball Court”

The Plumcot Tree

Dear Friend, Growing up we had a plumcot tree in our backyard that never bore good fruit. Every summer I’d approach it hoping that this year would finally be the year. Upon finding the fruit shriveled and inedible I’d leave disappointed, assuming there was something wrong with the tree.  It wasn’t until I grew upContinue reading “The Plumcot Tree”

Date Night In Quarantine

Dear Paige E., What are some fun date-night activities and ideas couples can do during quarantine?  -Anonymous Dear A., While it may seem like date night options are limited during the pandemic, there are still plenty of things to do aside from the standard hiking, movie night, and game night! The trick is to getContinue reading “Date Night In Quarantine”

The Chili in the Passenger Seat

Dear Friend, Have I ever told you the story of the chili in the passenger seat? A few years ago I was on my way to my friend’s apartment for a Halloween party, and I decided to make chili. It turned out amazing but here’s the problem. I didn’t consider how difficult it would beContinue reading “The Chili in the Passenger Seat”