I have to admit, there are times when my mind is completely closed to an idea, usually based on both a lack of knowledge and a lack of self confidence. One such proposal that has immediately brought up an impenetrable brick wall is that of an overnight hike. To be honest, in spite of the … More Ozark Highlands Trail
The midnight calls, when anxiety and homesickness seemed to be at its peak, were too numerous to count. It was a challenge for me, a woman who clocks out around 9:00 p.m., to shake the cobwebs from my brain and transform into the peppiest cheerleader this side of the Mississippi. And like any good cheerleader, … More Happy Hug Your Kid Day!
I have to admit that, as a student, I did not enjoy, much less appreciate, what poets had to say. Going through the motions was my modus operandi, struggling to keep my eyes open as my teacher would recite the words of Frost, Longfellow and Thoreau with as much sophistication as her deep southern accent … More National Simplicity Day
Our summer visitors don’t seem to mind the escalating thermometer outdoors, but they are thoughtful enough to stop by as the sun is setting, enabling us to spend a few moments admiring their plumage!
They had been preparing for this day for some time. Many hours were spent reading, writing, listening to lectures and videos, the teachers and adult leaders hoping that somehow, some way, these children would manage to grasp the gravity of their participation. It’s a lot to ask of youngsters; many adults have trouble understanding these … More First Communion at St. John’s
Painted with A myriad Of twinkling lights The heavens command Peace and Quiet
What a difference a year makes! Last year, Sabrina asked me to help her attend to every detail – hair, makeup, dress, shoes – a day long beautifying process that was both exhausting and exhilarating, the outcome quite lovely! This year, with confidence she said, “My friends are going to help me, just come and … More Sabi’s Senior Prom
Though we had driven the streets of downtown Dardanelle many times, Denise was the first client to request a session there. It can be challenging, but Kurt enjoys going to different venues, capturing the beauty in both the client and the surroundings. Denise arrived a little early, which gave us time to appreciate her inner … More Denise