The Hope Chest

When I was in high school, a local furniture store gifted to all of the graduating senior girls a “miniature hope chest”. A hope chest is where, at least in bygone years, a young woman collected items—like household linens—that she’d use when she got married. Maybe the idea was that “hoping for” helped creating the […]

Lessons Learned from an Eight-Year-Old

This is a love story. It’s about my granddaughter Lauren. At eight years old, she has an innocent clarity about life. Sure she lives in 2014 in an area of the world where there are a lot more “haves” than “have-nots”. Yes, she has enough food to eat, people who love her, health and intelligence. […]