Stories Told. Lives Changed.
~This is a new post~ The other day I saw a young couple, a man and a woman, sitting on a porch step, leaning on one another and sharing a bottle of beer. Their were smiling. They sat in silence, just a couple of kids, as the evening sun tossed shadows across the front lawn, […]
~ To my friend, who had the courage to make a change Her change caught everyone by surprise. They thought things were fine. She seemed so happy, so go-lucky. “I’m so surprised,” they said. What they couldn’t see was that deep inside her heart stewed a restlessness that, on certain days, breached the kettle lip […]
Last Wednesday, after a late afternoon thunderstorm wiped the sky of its dark imperfections, I stood before the Robbinsville High School graduating class and delivered the commencement address I entitled “Trust Your Change.” Later the night, while enjoying a well deserved post-graduation beverage, a colleague asked me how long I’d been working on the speech. […]
If you’re a product of the great American school system, at some point in your academic career, you most likely read the F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel The Great Gatsby or maybe watched movie or maybe skimmed the Cliffsnotes or maybe slipped the smart kid a 5 spot to give you a quick summary before […]