BRAINSTORMS

When the BMW hit the ponding on the slick road, the woman panicked and slammed on the brakes. Because of the heavy rain, she had reduced her speed to 60, down from the posted 70 mph, but it was still too fast for the deteriorating conditions. As her car began to slide towards the deep … Continue reading BRAINSTORMS

A MAN OF COURAGE

We never know when we will experience a moment that has a meaningful impact on our lives – but for Jack Sayers, that moment happened in the most common of places; a crowded restaurant at lunchtime. Even though his veterinarian practice was just a few blocks away, Jack had never been to this particular eating … Continue reading A MAN OF COURAGE

THE HANDMADE GIFT

The frail elderly woman sat in her favorite chair next to the window. Shafts of sunlight streamed in as her eighty-three-year-old hands lovingly sewed her latest baby quilt. Joan had been making them for almost sixty years now, and as long as she was physically able to keep putting together the beautiful colors and patterns … Continue reading THE HANDMADE GIFT

THE SUBWAY MAN

The subway car, like always, was jammed during the Monday evening rush hour. John Hagar stood close to the door, hanging on to the railing with one hand and holding his briefcase in the other. The train moved forward with a jerk and instantly people pulled out their phones, paperback books and anything else they … Continue reading THE SUBWAY MAN

THE PARTY

A petite woman named Caroline sat alone against the back wall of the large room. The party was in full swing, but no one came near her. In fact, people rarely even glanced in her direction, making her feel as if she was invisible. Everyone else was talking and laughing, engaged in animated conversations. There … Continue reading THE PARTY