Tag: hometown

How a tree was painted on a city’s wall

A few weeks ago my oldest niece and I had a long conversation about life’s challenges. My niece was going through a rough patch. Life can sometimes do that to teens, as it does for adults too. I reminded her that she is beautiful, talented, funny, kind, smart and so very loved. Among her talents, she

Small town school with a big heart

A few weeks ago I learned that a high school classmate was diagnosed with breast cancer. It was a sad moment for me. While we haven’t kept in touch very often since high school, it is always sad to hear that someone you know and care about is affected by that frustrating disease. I have very fond