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7 Tips for a Spooktacular DIY Halloween Village

7 Tips for a Spooktacular DIY Halloween Village

In Florida, you can’t trust the weather to let you know when it’s fall. The calendar says that the autumnal equinox has passed, but the thermometer is still ordering up pina coladas and scheduling beach days. In such dire circumstances, I am left with no […]

9/11: What We Have Forgotten

9/11: What We Have Forgotten

I hate the “Never Forget!” rally cry of 9/11 …because sometimes I wish I could forget. I wish I didn’t know what it sounds like when a commercial airliner hits a skyscraper. Or the noise a falling body makes when it hits a roof. I wish […]

Baptized into a Southern Summer

Baptized into a Southern Summer

  Even now, more than a decade after we said goodbye, she still finds me and takes me home. It always happens in an unexpected place, at an unexpected moment, but in the instant her ghostly fingers graze my heart, I willfully close my eyes […]