Table Talk

Table Talk

It happened on a day etched forever in my mind. I had gone back-to-school shopping for my children at J C Penny’s. A small furniture display on the way to the checkout caught my eye. No. It stopped me short in my tracks. Heart racing, I rushed over. I ran my hand...
Shut Away Breaking Free

Shut Away Breaking Free

California is hot. Sun-blazing, earth-baking, dry-dusty hot. I came there from England and I didn’t know what hit me. I held my breath from May to November until the rains came.   Except they didn’t. ‘When will the hills turn green?’ I naively asked my neighbour...
The Silent Ones Who Change A Life

The Silent Ones Who Change A Life

We hear a lot these days about the courage and sacrifice of our key workers forefront in the fight against Covid-19. It is right and proper to applaud them with hearts of gratitude. And we do. But what of those who work tirelessly, silently, and behind the scenes for...