Return of the Omnivore: Thoughts of an Ex-Vegan

While vegan, I was convinced that it was the key to optimal health. I thought eating plant-based foods would transform me into a ‘better’ version of my former self. My desire to become vegan was to improve the quality of my skin and to become stronger mentally/emotionally. During the first year, my skin appeared to…

Ghost Ranch

When it’s not a big deal…but it really is. #confrontation #friendship

The Best You Could

“Good morning. This is Alicia from Lake Serenity Nursing Home, and I’m trying to reach Kate Watts.” “This is she.” Her eyes darted to the right in an air of suspicion. “How can I help you?” “Great,” she sighed. “I’m so glad I reached you. I’m calling on behalf of Eunice Brown. She’s asked me…

As I Hold His Hand

I kneel down to tie the laces on his shoes. Again, he’s in those brown loafers, the ones which he insists on wearing daily, no matter their shabby condition. Hesitantly, he gets up from the chair. He stands almost erect as his back seems a little stiff today. The small red tote bag on the…

Reflection Time

I volunteered at a summer camp for underprivileged children and learned that we can learn from unexpected sources. Every morning, the manager would gather us volunteers to brief us on the plan for the day and we took care of the kids who were eager to learn new arts and games. Effortless and fun, the…

How to Peel a Boiled Egg

By #PatBonnerMilone – Learning new tricks and contemplating a legacy. #FloridaWriters #iwa_publications #45magazine