Once a Year

The spring season always brings about a change, weather it is the flowers that suddenly want out or wardrobe pieces that move from the back to the front of the closet.  The Fairfax family has always used this time to capture the essence of their aristocracy with a family portrait.  It has been a long-standing…

Lunch Date

Yesterday, she made plans to meet him for the first time at the Deli on the corner of Michigan and Cass. Today, she walks around the office giddy as a schoolgirl, counting down the minutes to noon. Tomorrow, she will check her phone a hundred times, wait for a phone call that never comes. ©…

He Listens (Chapter 15)

SERIES SUMMARY:  Kayla is on a quest to move beyond the hurt of her past as she realizes the impact that hurt has on her present and potential future. This is a modern tale of love that accounts the complexities of blending the lives of two thirty-somethings and all of their respective baggage.   Read to see…

In Her Room

I wish ceilings were painted grass green, and that spiders were tiny and hot pink. But mostly, I wish that time was purple. In her room, clear walls are tinted like glass. This room is petite, obsolete. The placement of the window bothers me, it reflects nature as cold. The antique jewelry box atop the maple dresser…

Rock On

Melodic sounds reverberate through the air. It’s Saturday morning and Chris and his crew are setting up for their Annual Jazz Summer Series. The Yellow Bird has played together for the last thirteen years, and they are always excited when their weekend tour schedule makes it way back to their hometown. They are the answer to…

Lesson Learned: Sticks and Stones

We are told as kids that words can't hurt, but that couldn't be further from the truth.   I have grown so much in the last year in regards to love and relationships, but hear me when I say that I still have a ways to go.  Sometimes, it's not about who wins the argument…