Lines in the Sand

There are two meanings for drawing a line in the sand. One is that you make a decision not to cross a certain point. No more movement forward, not one more step past it. The other meaning is that a firm decision has been made and you cross that line and never go back. Isn’t […]

Uneven Fields

The middle one told me about recess one day, how they play soccer between a few trees and on uneven ground. Kids are good like that, making fields in the midst of a mess. A stadium from a few sticks and woodchips. They run their little hearts out from start to finish, sucking the marrow […]

These Boots Were Made for Teaching

I wish this story ended better. I want to say I wish it ended more gracefully but that’s not right. There was plenty of grace. I just wish I ended better. So. I have these boots. They are cute. Brown with pink polka dots. Fit for the rain, functional. But sassy. I get compliments on them […]