friendship Tag

For 25 years, driving through Vickery Meadows was just a short cut to the mall. During my frequent trips I made certain that my doors were locked and windows rolled up. Like a horse with blinders, I kept my eyes straight ahead and ignored what...

I once read the words on the side of a juice bottle, "Shake well, separation is natural". I don’t normally make it a habit to stop and read labels, but that particular day these words seemed to jump out at me. Maybe it was the...

When she was 12 years old and living in Iraq, Zainab’s aunt, who lived in Manhattan, Kansas, mailed her a family picture. Zainab would stare at the picture for hours. She would shut her eyes and picture herself standing in the backyard garden with the...

I remember the first day we went to see the office. From the carpet to the walls, everything was dark and stained. It had this lovely musty smell that really would inspire you to say, “This is going to be my new home."  I stood there while...