The Best Birthday Celebration

The Best Birthday Celebration

When Ollie Jones, a boy on the autism spectrum from Exmouth, turned 15 in 2016, he expressed to his mother how excited he was to open the birthday cards that he would receive from friends and family. However, his mother Karen Jones feared that he wouldn’t receive many...
The Story Of Life

The Story Of Life

Sometimes people come into your life and you know right away that they were meant to be there, to serve some sort of purpose, teach you a lesson, or to help you figure out who you are or who you want to become. You never know who these people may be (possibly your...
The Hole Bucket

The Hole Bucket

A student approaches the teacher with the question, “Could you help me with a question I’ve been struggling with — what is the purpose of my life?” The wise teacher responds, “We’ll get to that in time. Until then, why don’t you first fill this drum with...
Elizabeth Blackwell : She Refused

Elizabeth Blackwell : She Refused

Elizabeth Blackwell was rejected from 29 medical schools. So, she went to visit the schools in person. She was told she should pretend to be a man, because women weren’t fit to receive medical schooling. She refused. Blackwell was accepted by mistake by Hobart College...
Why Not For Man?

Why Not For Man?

Where we live, on the Eastern shore of Maryland, the gentle waters run in and out like fingers slimming at the tips. They curl into the smaller creeks and coves like tender palms. The Canada geese know this place, as do the white swans and the ducks who ride an inch...