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Our cat Baby shed one of her whiskers. There it was, a gentle arc, next to her on the office chair, keeping her company as she slept. Reverently I used two fingers to grasp it, marveling at its color and texture. Dark at the root,...

I am an art teacher in an elementary school for students with different learning needs. My students range in age from 3 years old (pre-K) to 10 years old (5th grade). As part of my professional development each year a supervisor comes into my classroom...

I was shocked but trying not to show it. Out of the corner of my eye, I saw that my friend Susan was taken aback also. I had driven Susan on Saturday afternoon to one of my favorite places for walking, Old River Road, near...

At age 14 I was a willowy little thing with long blonde hair and braces. Not yet old enough to drive, I was grown-up enough to ride the bus from our town of Gresham, Oregon to downtown Portland for my orthodontist appointments. I liked going...

Your heart soars, your life blossoms and others around you fly on the Wings of Kindness. Compassion grows, your generous nature comes to the fore and everything and everyone blooms on the Wings of Kindness. Were you hard on yourself today? If so, perhaps you can...

I had a dream one night. It was one of those annoying dreams where I had a performance to give and I wasn’t prepared – I didn’t know a song or have a monologue memorized. You know the type. We were sitting in a dark room...

Baby is a creative cat. I particularly notice it at night. She loves to wake me in the small hours of the morning, begging to be fed. She is surprisingly heavy-pawed as she marches her way up my body. When there is no response, Baby will...

In our house, one of our usual breakfasts is a family favorite we call “bread eggs”. Invented by Andy’s grandma to stretch a dollar and feed six small children, it’s basically toasted bread chopped up and scrambled with eggs. Our two-and-a-half year old daughter, Maggie,...

Looking for answers? Pick a page, any page! If you are looking for answers, why not pick a page from a magazine, a book on the shelf, a novel you might happen to be reading? See if a word, a phrase or a sentence jumps out....

I don’t think I’m special. In fact, I’m sure that I’m not. This story started a long time ago when I wasn’t capable of tying my shoelaces – and maybe even before that. I looked up to the people around me, as did you, and...