"It's been too hard living, but I'm afraid to die 'Cause I don't know what's up there, beyond the sky It's been a long, a long time coming But I know a change gonna come, oh yes it will" — Sam Cooke, A Change is Gonna Come • • • There's an old story about … Continue reading A Change Is Gonna Come
On a Tuesday morning, three bombs exploded in the city of Brussels, forever changing the lives of thousands of people and shaking a country to its core. Belgium, we think of you, we pray for you — and we go on making asses of ourselves in the eyes of the world. It didn't take long … Continue reading Enough Already!
To know Schuyler Arakawa is to love her. That's what everybody who knows her will tell you. I don't know Schuyler — I've never even met her — but it feels like I do, thus I'm rooting for her 100 percent. This story begins with a quick biography of who Schuyler is and what makes … Continue reading Schuy-writing That Will Tug At Your Heart
A man named Wilbur L. Watson passed away last week back in my home state of Maine, succumbing to life after what was described as "an extended illness." As I read Mr. Watson's obituary, passed on to me and others through a Facebook friend's post, I learned he had been employed at the Bangor International … Continue reading A stranger’s death brings forth an emotional memory from the past