Jaden’s smile

Jaden’s smile

If you want to measure the impact of one radiant smile, consider the story of Jaden Ann Scrivener. A 16-year old so brightly lit from within that she lifted the mood of entire classrooms just by walking into them, Jaden died in a car accident on the last day of June this year. Three days [...]

Au tres bon pain

Au tres bon pain

Does anyone else remember how good the Grand Avenue Mall used to smell back in the ‘80s when it was fresh and new and the perfect place through which a poor college student could follow her nose? I do. I remember exactly how good Au Bon Pain smelled back in the 80s because my whole [...]

Hindsight is 20/20

Hindsight is 20/20

Hindsight is 20/20, especially this year. With seven months under our belts, though, I think it's worth a peek back so we can start to move forward. For instance, I believe the year might have unfolded in a far less challenging way if we could have begun with one global statement of introspection and another [...]

Cherry season

Cherry season

Some seasons seem to pass more quickly than others, maybe because they are so sweet. Cherry season, for instance, rolls in gently on a cloud of soft, pink petals, produces bright red bursts of tasty fruit and disappears too soon, leaving behind an ordinary tree -- still sturdy, still useful, but far less interesting. Houses [...]