Monthly Archives: May 2013

New beginnings

The campus is swarming with new grads, silky black gowns fluttering in the balmy breeze, caps adding an air of distinction to joyous faces. The air is crackling with anticipation and a heightened sense of expectation for the future. Doors … Continue reading

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Victorian times

Triangular bite-sized sandwiches with herb butter and cucumber, watercress and egg salad, and smoked salmon and caper are stacked on the lower tier of the heavy silver platter. The aroma of freshly baked scones with curdled cream, raspberry jam and lemon … Continue reading

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Poetry for moms

Azaleas bursting ruby red and pearly white, bold pink bougainvillea, lilac clusters sparkling like amethyst, heady with honeyed pollen and musky after-rain, buzzing bees and damp mulch: May gardens coming to life on Mother’s Day. A woven blanket caressing motherly … Continue reading

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Spirited and strong

On a blistering night in May 1943, an American bomber goes up in a ball of flame over the South Pacific. When the sun skirts the horizon the next morning, a patched up rubber raft carries the only three survivors … Continue reading

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