STILL LIFE: Chapter 2

STILL LIFE: Chapter 2

CHAPTER 2-SAMANTHA Samantha tried to maneuver through the morning drop-off line. On sunny days, Samantha walked her children, Sydney and Ryan, to the crossing guard and let them walk the rest of the way on their own. When the weather involved any unpleasantness-too...
Still Life: Chapter 1

Still Life: Chapter 1

CHAPTER 1-JACOB There are moments in one’s life that change everything, that knock a person off a path like a giant meteor colliding with a planet. Maybe if the victim had known it was coming he could have done something to stop it, but then again, who can really stop...
Things I’m Learning From Tennis That Relate to Life

Things I’m Learning From Tennis That Relate to Life

  Don’t tell people you aren’t any good. They’ll believe you. Don’t act better than everyone else. They will become determined to find your faults. If the people around you are down, tired or frustrated, try to raise them up. If you are down, tired, or frustrated...
Laughing: It’s a funny thing

Laughing: It’s a funny thing

Laughing is a very funny thing. Truly, it’s a mystery in some ways, how words or an image enter into your brain, and then create this strange urge to open your mouth and let out a distinctive sound known only as a laugh, or for some unique laughers, can imitate a cry....
Tang Days: How stress effects children’s brains

Tang Days: How stress effects children’s brains

  Moms are the conductors of the family. Sure, sometimes it’s the dad, but I’m allowing myself a generalized statement. My opinion may be due to the fact that I wear my emotions on my sleeve more often, and can therefore be the one that can squelch a flame or...