THE MAN WITH THE STICK

Kylie is a seven-year-old girl with a developmental disability. Every day she faithfully watches from the window as an older man slowly walks by with a cane. Eventually, she meets Albert, and the mysterious man opens up a world she and her mother never expected. They learn that he had polio as a child, and because he missed so much school, he is illiterate. But although he cannot read or write, they discover that Albert is the wisest person they’ve ever met. *** Please click on the title.

LIGHTS IN THE DARKNESS

Someone I did not know has died. So why should it matter to me? Early each morning I drive by a long-term care facility on my way to work. My route takes me over a hill, and when I reach the top, the sprawling structure is barely visible in the predawn shadows. But once every … Continue reading LIGHTS IN THE DARKNESS