The Salem Community Theatre’s Youth Chorus have learned to make beautiful music together during the not quite 2-year span since they began.
I suppressed my telephone monster one morning when the woman caller incorrectly pronounced my daughter Josie’s first name, “May I speak to Nina (Nee-nah)?” We call both our girls by their middle names; a fate they will never forgive us for. Nina Josephine (Josie); Anna Katherine (Kathie); can you tell the same parents picked those […]
My mother-in-law and I spent an afternoon with my 20-year-old daughter in Kent. Josie adopted a kitten the week before our visit. I was more excited about meeting her pet than seeing her, and I admitted as much to her while I was there. There’s something so precious about the innocence of a baby animal […]
It’s a special day that first time a daughter calls home after moving away and asks for Mom’s advice
The National Wildlife Federation (NWF) believes that America’s youth are quickly defining themselves as one the most civic- minded generations in nearly a century.
My ringing telephone triggers a dread deep in my gut. I may be interrupting what I’m doing for no good reason. The people on the other end of the line who need this telemarketing job invade my time and space. Responses that once took me a moment to compose now come fast and sometimes furious. […]
I work part-time in a clothing consignment shop. I’m used to hearing comments from the dressing room when things don’t fit. Every so often, someone will say an item is too big, but usually (you could have guessed this) it’s too small. We’d expect this. It fits with Americans’ trend toward being overweight. Obesity has […]
“So tiny, so mighty,” I’ve heard people describe our church choir with those phrases.