A Hundred Glittering Lights

I love looking at the lights on the Christmas tree. I think that’s what I'll miss most when the season is over. There is a lot of hope in the lights. They seem to contain a million thoughts—a welcome of rest and peace for the moment, promises of hope and answered prayers for the future.... Continue Reading →

Today I’m Grateful

Happy Thanksgiving! If this is a day you celebrate, how are you celebrating today? For me, Thanksgiving has always been a special day. More than the food, more than the get togethers, more than anything really, Thanksgiving has always been about reflection. For me the day is a sort of pause, a day where time... Continue Reading →

The Halloween Parade

Happy Halloween! It's hard to believe that it's been another year already, another fall, another season. It's still early in the morning here as I sit at my computer writing this. Through my window the street is quiet. The sun is out, no one else is. But even though it's early, soon the street will... Continue Reading →

Vampire Weekend Read

“Listen to them, the children of the night. What music they make!” -Bram Stoker, Dracula Who's your favorite literary vampire of them all? I asked myself that question this weekend as I finished reading The Vampyre by John William Polidori, featuring the diabolical Lord Ruthven (spoiler, he's definitely not my favorite vampire). It's a popular... Continue Reading →

A Book and a Fall Weekend

What types of books do you like to read on the weekends? Do the seasons, the weather or the day influence what type of book you pick up? I've been really enjoying the fall this year. We don't have much of a fall, not compared to other areas with more distinct seasons. But the weather... Continue Reading →

The Under World

Underneath the ground, below the grass and the dirt, where the sun's rays no longer reach, where everything feels still, there is another world. This world here is quiet, with nothing but faint voices and the occasional sound of footsteps. It is very dark, there are lights but they are man-made, and relatively dim. Just... Continue Reading →

Fairytale Land, Far Away

When I was little, I was convinced that there were fairies living beside the river near my house. I used to visit them often, and would spend the afternoon gazing into the spaces between the rocks that I was certain formed the doorways of their homes. I liked to observe the moss, hanging low over... Continue Reading →

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