Little by little big things can get done

There’s nothing quite like taking a walk, especially on a crisp, sunny morning when you’re not in a hurry, and there are plenty of trees, shrubs and flowers nearby and hills to please the eye in the distance. That’s what I did Saturday morning on the...

Old Friend from Far Away

Driving home at twilight after teaching a life stories class for a group of retirees in Petaluma, I thought for the first time since I began the class more than three years ago that I might not have it in me to continue. The class has slowly been shrinking: one...

Are they waiting?

Here’s a poem I just wrote. Are they waiting? By Laura McHale Holland Are they waiting in rays of sunlight kissing the ivy that creeps across the courtyard? When I sleep, do they peek in my refrigerator straighten album pictures check on my daughter pet the dog?...

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