My mother loved writing letters. She used letter writing as a creative way to express her mind and to give a piece of it to those she loved. Through letters, my mother was able to convey her thoughts more completely
One of the most powerful novels that I ever read was Zora Neal Hurston’s “Their Eyes Were Watching God.” The most memorable passage in the book was the hurricane scene. In vivid detail, Ms. Hurston so captured the fury of
I only met him once, and that was as a young boy, but I always knew Uncle Bob as Dad’s “favorite uncle.” Though Uncle Bob had lived much of his adult life in Bakersfield, California—quite a distance from our home
Award-winning mentor, conservationist, and strategic nonprofit advisor Jane Baxter Lynn of JBL Strategies believes that intentionally creating mentoring relationships is the key to career and personal success. It is said that when the student is ready, the teacher will appear.
If you quizzed yourself about your family history, how much would you know? How much would you know how your parents or grandparents grew up, how they met their spouses, and what experiences or sacrifices they made as they navigated
The American holiday season is a festive time of year when family and friends gather to celebrate traditions, share special moments and make new memories. Part of the season’s tradition involves taking pictures and capturing videos of special moments for
As the pandemic rages on, families are setting aside hopes for holiday travel and scaling back traditional gatherings. Many may feel they’re missing out this season, but you needn’t let the 2020 blues hinder your holiday spirit. The silver lining
Old family photos take on new meaning after the loss of a loved one. The picture of my mother posing with me as a baby, framed side-by-side with one of me holding my own daughter, once seemed like a cute