The People in Rural America 

This is out first in the Best of 2016 series. This post was originally published on Figuring Out the Plot and was subsequently published in several newspapers. It is my most-read post ever. I grew up in rural America. And my husband and I have chosen to raise our family here. In town without stoplightsContinue reading “The People in Rural America “

My Favorite Christmas Song: I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day

It was written during the Civil War. It’s hard to think of a worse time, one in which peace must have seemed so far away, so unlikely.  A country divided against itself.  Brothers fighting brothers.  Bloody battles on American soil. The author lost his wife and son.  And though the road he traveled was dark,Continue reading “My Favorite Christmas Song: I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day”