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Permalink 09:43:00 am, by Mary Email , 563 words
Categories: Everyday Life, Marriage, Family, America

Regarding Expectation

Once again my phone was acting up. It wouldn't hold a charge, wouldn't open my e-mail because it claimed my storage is full. I deleted things, tried to clean it up, kept it plugged in, and generally treated it like a newborn infant, but it would not c… more »


Permalink 07:04:00 am, by Mary Email , 754 words
Categories: Writing, America

Careless Endeavors

Yesterday I made sure of my plans. I measured several times. I wrote down the dimensions and then drew out a diagram of the project, and measured and did the math all over again just to be sure. I made a list of materials, I made a list of the cuts I… more »


Permalink 02:23:00 pm, by Mary Email , 576 words
Categories: Writing

Destroying the Darkness

We don't expect to see in the dark. In fact we have switches that flood rooms with light, placed strategically around our homes, so that at any hour of the day we can walk around and do what needs doing without stumbling, falling or missing our target.… more »


Permalink 04:11:00 am, by Mary Email , 1043 words
Categories: Friends, America, Homeschool

Ms. Nelson is Missing

Once upon a time there was a beautiful teacher named Patricia Nelson. She had thick dark hair and eyes, a bright smile that produced dimples on her cheeks and sparkles in her eyes. She was slender and seemed confident just by the way she carried herse… more »


Permalink 11:52:00 pm, by Mary Email , 800 words
Categories: Michigan, Family, Parenting, Writing, Friends, America, Homeschool

Rising to a Smile: Ms. Nelson Part 2

I realize now that Ms. Nelson didn't just love her students. It wasn't simply her care and attention that made her memorable to us. She seemed to have an ability to challenge us that made us do things we didn't know we could do. I loved every afterno… more »

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