by Judy Safford — Dr. Arazaga, a dermatologist, greeted me five minutes before my appointment. It being my second visit in three years, he didn’t really know me. I approached as my name was called. He looked into my eyes, “Hi Judy.”...

by Judy Safford — Being from Indiana, I never saw much of the night sky. Streets are lined with too many trees. Too many gray days and cloud filled nights hovered over our little mid-west town. In the 40’s and 50’s, we marched to rules...

by Debbie Augenthaler — Summer in the city. Thick air melting into sidewalks shimmering with heat. Harsh white sun glare reflecting from the windows of concrete buildings, blinding vision, baking skin, wilting hair. So, unlike the long lazy days of the summers of my childhood...

by Debbie Augenthaler — I don’t remember a time when the ocean hasn’t seduced me. The mystical music of waves cresting and crashing, tugs at the ancient in me. Waves whispering “let me soothe you” as they recede, hypnotic and compelling, calling me home....

by Claire Thomasina J — I was brought up in a home that was ambivalent about god. My sister and I went to Saturday Prayer Club for about a month. Only because my father thought it was something you do to look good. So that he...

by Claire Thomasina J — Love has to last forever doesn't it? It must move beyond this world into the next. I think about this when I look across at my husband, especially when he is asleep. When he is asleep I think he goes...