Each year as the holiday season comes, I’d like to be able to tell stories to my friends about how my family gathered together and “roasted chestnuts on an open fire,” decorated Christmas trees that would have made Martha Stewart drool with envy, exchanged heartfelt gifts and sang O Holy Night to celebrate the holiday […]

The Mommy Spot

By Windy Lynn Harris

I grew up in the shade of tall evergreen trees in Seattle, Washington. Now I live in Phoenix, Arizona, where I see cactus covered hills outside my window. I used to have a grassy yard to mow; now I rake my gravel. Seattle had tree huggers driving hybrid cars; in Phoenix the SUVs rule the […]

Listen With Your Eyes

By Diane DeVaughn Stokes

It wasn’t just another day at the beach; no way. It was a day of unusual occurrences, not like the Twilight Zone or anything that bizarre, but more like messages that touched my heart: Visual images that moved me as if someone was speaking directly to me. Every step I took that day opened a […]

A Big Yellow Table

By Robin Allen

When I was little, my family had a ridiculous breakfast table. It was as round and bright and yellow as the sun. And big. One of us could spill a glass of milk at breakfast and the splash wouldn’t reach the others until dinner. My parents bought the big yellow table in Mexico during a […]

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 – […]

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