Circle of Healing

In a month or so, the red brick exterior of the house down the road will no longer peek between the naked walnut tree branches in my back yard. A froth of new buds will emerge, gradually masking it behind a fresh canopy of green leaves. But when I look through my kitchen window, I’ll still know it’s there. And looking out will remind me that for the people who live in that red brick … continued…

Making it Real

Fiction writers will tell you that one of the best ways to connect readers with a story is through an appealing character, someone they can relate to. That means someone with strengths and weaknesses – someone real – who faces troubling circumstances. When people care about a character, they care about what happens to him or her, and the story becomes important. The same principle applies to real life too. No topic receives as much … continued…