February 4, 2020

No one ever said life was easy. No matter who you are, challenges will rise, the outside world constantly requires us to deal with things, sometimes fun by choice, other times things we would rather not do but need to do. 

Our homes, from one room apartments to giant si...

January 21, 2020

Remember the look on a child's face when the candles are lit for their first birthday? The wonder, the excitement, (and yes, the quick grab to see little fingers don't touch it).  When you light a candle or see a flame now, does it spark the same amazement?  

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October 31, 2019

Behind the Closet Door

T.C. McMullen

Murray turned the front doorknob with trembling hands and opened it just a crack to the night beyond. Sweat rose on his forehead and trickled down his temples. He glanced all around to be sure no one stood on the cracked sidewalk outs...

September 13, 2019

I’ve always been an era behind the times with what I like. I prefer simpler times, old styles, architecture, books, whatever I can find. I spent a good portion of my childhood in and around my grandparents’ farmhouse from the 1800s. 

When I decided to seriousl...

October 9, 2018

Chasing dragons and woodland creatures was a common thing in my house. It never occurred to me to not let my girls have swords (sticks) and cross bridges (fallen trees in the back woods) and have a special heart tree (a broken stump shaped like a heart). That was norma...

August 4, 2018

I remember being a kid and being super excited when I got my first brand new shiny bike (yes, that was a thing in my day).  A few weeks ago, I felt that same excitement only the shiny thing was not a bike or any mode of transportation. This was a washing machine. Front...