Sisterhood of Traveling Redbuds

Sisterhood of Traveling Redbuds

Writing is solitary. Perhaps we write out of our desire to find understanding and acceptance. All those hours in front of a blank screen leave our thoughts whirling in a cyclone, twisting out of control until our words find a place to touch down. Until then, we are...
Letter From the Editor

Letter From the Editor

Dear Reader, I am blessed by a rare collection of close girlfriends. Most of us have known each other for more than a quarter century.  Two of us were even in each other’s weddings more than 30 years ago. There are seven of us, and we are from diverse parts of the...
Brother, Let Me Be Your…. Friend

Brother, Let Me Be Your…. Friend

One Sunday morning as we were spilling out of the church doors, I spotted a friend I hadn’t seen in years—a college buddy I’d known long before I was married. I swooped across the courtyard and was met with one of the giant, warm hugs I remembered so well. Two seconds...
Reaching for People Introvert-Style

Reaching for People Introvert-Style

My mother-in-law has a gift. She can talk to anyone. I once went to an estate sale with my mother-in-law and one of my sisters-in-law. We had just stepped inside the front door when my mother-in-law paused and smiled at another woman also walking in the door. That...

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