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Val Jones

A Good Attitude Never Goes Out of Style

I’ve been waiting on this day for thirty years. And believe me, it’s taken patience, commitment and optimism. Although widely known in my circle of friends for my positive outlook, I must admit that, at times, even I doubted it would ever come to pass. Then last week, and out of nowhere, I caught something […]

Summer in Seward

By Val Jones

Summer in Seward

Fresh off the airplane, I felt the prick of the chilled night air on my skin. I wished like mad that I wasn’t clad in a tank top and athletic shorts, but even my poor choice in travel wear couldn’t dampen my spirit. My boyfriend, on the other hand, was quite another story. Quite frankly, […]

Survivor’s Guilt

By Val Jones

Survivor's Guilt

It was a sunny October afternoon, and as the bell signaled their freedom, my students jumped from their seats and scattered like marbles. Like them, I rushed from the building; free at last, ready to get my sweat on. I put my car in reverse and eased out of the parking space when my phone […]