Hero

Hero

  I couldn't take my eyes off of him. His skin was the color of summer and youth, beautiful and smooth and the stuff of a 1970-something Coppertone ad, minus a black Boykin Spaniel. This wasn't his first day at the pool. He couldn't have been much older than...

Your Influence Matters

Your Influence Matters

  Green and inexperienced, I was recruited to step into the role of marketing director for a local retirement community. My education combined with a love and natural propensity for those senior than me far outweighed my managerial skillset, and only days after I...

Can Buy Me Love

Can Buy Me Love

  I was behind them in line at the Walmart return counter, Dante's 10th circle if ever there was one.   Brothers, maybe twins, I'm guessing knocking on five's door. They were crammed into the back of a shopping cart; one kid would have been too big for it...

Our Beautiful Beginning

Our Beautiful Beginning

  I want to push you, gently but sure. Not in the way that bruises knees and pride but in the way a mama bird nudges her lovies out of the nest. She knows they’re capable of doing so much more, that they only need a little encouragement. Mama knows they’ll soon...