It is not uncommon for the religious person to spend years, maybe even decades, pondering the meaning of life. For some of us, we may be well into adulthood before we realize what doesn’t matter at all and what is actually important. So what happens when a 19-year-old leads you down the road to insight? […]

President of What?

By Diane DeVaughn Stokes

Hey, you’ve got to have confidence in yourself, no matter what you do. And, if you do something that appears stupid, laugh along with everyone else. It ain’t brain surgery. No one got hurt, right? Well, that’s what I keep telling myself about the day I asked Jimmy Carter, “President of what?” when he told […]

Mention the decorating term “feng shui” to my husband and you’ll get that look that says, “don’t bother explaining it ’cuz ain’t nobody knows what it means.” The rest of the world knows that it’s a way of decorating your home to make it feel “right,” to get positive energy flowing in the right directions, […]

When I read that Sasee was expanding its circulation to include Boca Raton, I settled back into my chair and let the memories began to flow. Good ones, like running down A1A and through South Inlet Park while training for the Disney marathon, attending Ballet Florida’s yearly production of The Nutcracker, watching the rich and […]

Late Start

By Susan Harvey

Earning a college degree increased my confidence more than any other single life experience. At age forty-five, I decided to go to college. My two daughters were in college, I was newly divorced, and wanderlust struck, so I applied to the University of South Carolina in Columbia, my hometown, and ran home to my mother. […]

As I recently lay in the chair at my orthodontist’s office, I had one thought on my mind and it was this: “What in the heck was I thinking?” Oh, don’t get me wrong. I wanted braces! I needed braces! I’d longed for braces for most of my adult life. Two crooked little teeth – […]

There are certain things I feel that God short changed me on when She was arranging my genes. I can’t sing worth a sunken ship, my thighs are genetic mutations of the California Redwoods, and my right leg is an inch and a half longer than my left. Those are just a few of my […]

It was a warm sunny Friday afternoon, one of those perfect fall days that we get here in the Carolinas. The kind of day convertibles were made for. With the top down on my Miata, my friend TeTe and I were enjoying the fresh air, enthusiastically singing along with the Dixie Chicks. It felt great […]

The Little Chubby Girl

By Janey Womeldorf

I first heard the story when I was eight years old. I have never forgotten it. One day, the bird kingdom decided to hold a competition to see which bird could fly the highest. All the birds gathered: sparrows, owls, eagles, and more, including one tiny bird whose name nobody knew. The gun sounded and […]

Believing and Other Reverse Truths

By David Krueger, M.D.

I threw each of my small children into the air, knowing gravity would send them back; they were confident I would be there to catch them. Each toss of this exciting game of catch was a few grains of sand and concrete in the foundation of a feeling later to be called trust. Would those […]

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