A Little Brother

Since my baby brother's birthday is rapidly approaching, this week's throwback will be about the beginnings of siblinghood. My brother is four and 1/2 years younger (to the day) than me.  While I have faint memories here and there prior to his birth, for the most part I have no memory of life without him. [...]

Silence is golden

In the stark, cold winterThe mighty tree stands bareStripped away of all its former gloryNow possessing strength that it didn’t know it hadAble to stand in majestic beauty, cloaked in white.-Amy Lyon Smith Silence. Silence. An emptiness of sound. A quiet hush upon the air. This is what a fresh blanket of snow means to [...]