Memory of Love

You’re my favorite granddaughter! My grandmother—affectionately called Grandmartie—showered me with love and filled empty spaces in my young life and into adulthood. She had that way about her. My mother and father worked full time, which gobbled up much of their time.  Fortunately, Grandmartie lived close by. I loved...

Learn, Live, Hope

What has happened in your life so far this year? Have you started pursuing one of your resolutions? Maybe you’ve taken a risk and tried something new. Perhaps you’re at a standstill, overwhelmed by your long list. Or you’ve check off one major thing and you’re smiling right now....

Where is Alan?

Ever since my divine encounter with Alan at the beach several months ago, I’d wondered what had happened in his life since our conversation. (The full story of Alan . . . Man at the Sea) In June, my nephew Casey, great niece Piper and I enjoyed an overnight...

Man at the Sea

He sat in stillness, as if mesmerized by the crashing waves in front of him. “Mind if I take your picture?” I ventured. After his consent for a photo shoot, I asked him the standard beach-side question, “Where’re you from?” “I live here and usually come once a day....