I hope there is no adult in this space who underestimates the importance of gifts of time to children. Even the seeming smallest can become a formative memory forever. Several summers in a row, I spent time living with my father’s parents. Baba and Dido I called them, since we’re Ukrainian. One lazy Saturday, I […]

Sally Honeycutt – Treasure vs. Garbage One morning my family, as usual, was running late. Instead of getting ready, my children were having a bitter and ugly property dispute. There were lots of unkind words, the sort that can only come from someone who knows what will really hurt. I decreed that since they couldn’t […]

MUSICAL TREASURE – Sharon Glass When I think about my life’s treasures, one thing in particular comes to mind as the most precious treasure of all…Music. From my earliest memories to this very moment, music has been the golden thread that has anchored me to this life. And even though I listen to many different […]

Bill Kramer: Bear With Me As I approached age 30, like many young people, I started seeing a therapist. We talked about times and events that made an impact on my life. One such time was as a very young child, maybe 3 or 4. My mother was often ill and spent days at a […]

Nancy Bartlett In 2012 I went to Mexico – my first time ever out of the United States or Canada  – and I went for seven weeks … alone, no one’s needs or wants to accommodate but my own.  I lived in a pretty small room so cleaning took all of 10 minutes a week. […]