Wake Up Call

By Diane DeVaughn Stokes

There are so many happy songs about summer, and why not? Those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer are filled with cookouts, boating, swimming, sprawling out on the beach with a good book, ice cream, friends and relatives coming to visit – and did I mention ice cream? It really is the best time of […]

Margaret and  the Diamond Key Mystery Written by Marsha Tennant with Lyric Bailey and Illustrated by Amy Crane Join Margaret, Mad Maverick and the crew of the Howling Queen as they set sail in search of the Diamond Key booty. A merpup, two funky felines and a mysterious stowaway add to the adventure. Will they be […]

Twenty-twenty vision was mine until age 42. The morning after I turned 42, I woke to blurry eyesight, not due to any celebratory libation the night before. I saw the optometrist. He diagnosed bifocals, and for the next twenty years every photo taken of me is of a bespectacled person. As time passed, my prescriptions […]

Sun Sisters

By Carol Aluzzo

From the moment Janie introduced herself, I knew we were going to be friends. Both her husband and mine had just transferred to the company’s Long Island office from out of state and we were feeling awkward at a company party. We soon discovered that we were both married for a few years and, rather […]

Rollin’ on the River

By Sandy Nachlinger

When Hugh and his family invited me, my husband Bob, and our nine-year-old son Max on a float trip down the Lower Neches River in Southeast Texas, I had misgivings. Canoes had always looked iffy to me – unstable and dangerous – and I didn’t know the first thing about rowing. What would happen if […]

The Right Tool

By Diane Stark

“You know they put formaldehyde in that stuff, don’t you?” My mother-in-law asked, nodding at my can of diet soda. Even though the word “formaldehyde” immediately took me back to Frog Dissection Day in middle school biology class, I grinned and took a gulp. “Then my insides should be very well-preserved,” I said with faux […]

You can start with nothing. And out of nothing, and out of no way, a way will be made.  -Michael Beckwith The Sasee crew recently enjoyed a fun day on a little known part of the Waccamaw River, and was left in awe of the beauty found just seven miles from North Myrtle Beach. Located […]

Like Mark Twain said, “Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence in society.” I guess my earliest encounter with fashion and style was at the age of seven. My folks felt that it was time for me to own my first suit so we rode over to “The American Shops,” a local clothing store. […]

The Queen of Yes

By Diane Stark

Last Friday, I had a million errands to run and a little boy who would’ve much rather stayed home and played. “I’m sorry, Bud, but you have to go with me,” I said. “Daddy’s not home from work yet, and I can’t leave you home by yourself.” Nathan sighed. “But I just got a new […]

Happy Feet

By Diane DeVaughn Stokes

Ahhhhh, happy feet! No I’m not talking about that movie with the dancing penguins! Summer is here, and I am finally back to wearing flip-flops and sandals where my feet can feel free and easy, making me feel free and easy all over too. They have told me many times how much they hate winter […]

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